TheWrap reports that Anthony will portray Shay, a hip-hop superstar who brings in the bacon for their household. Green is the stay-at-home dad who gets roped into this idea within the show of reviving the classic "90210" series with the original cast.
Yes, the premise of the show is the fantasy of so many fans of the 1990-2000 blockbuster Fox series created by Aaron Spelling. Perhaps appropriately, it was Aaron's daughter Tori Spelling who developed the new series concept with co-star Jennie Garth, as well as Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler.
Luke Perry was not expected to participate in the series even before his untimely death earlier this year due to his commitments to "Riverdale." The cast has indicated his memory will be honored in some way.
Anthony's casting is the first indication of the fictional world the show is looking to create. While the cast are playing versions of themselves, that clearly will not be expanding to their spouses as Green in real life is married to actress Megan Fox.
Further, the show isn't even looking to recreate a heightened version of his real life, as it has Anthony portraying a superstar in the music industry while Fox is obviously an actress. So how far will the material stray from real life for the other actors?
It opens up all kinds of possibilities for any of them to really push this fictionalized version of themselves into some pretty extreme personality types and circumstances, like homelessness or addiction, that might justify why they might be so eager for this "90210" revival.
The storytelling potential just opened up in a major way, and assured even the most ardent fans that there will still be surprises in store for them no matter how much they may know everything there is to know about Spelling and Priestley and Doherty and all the rest.