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The new Rob Thomas-penned Beverly Hills, 90210 redux is warming up, with casting news starting to trickle out.

Former Runaway Dustin Milligan is the first actor to have been cast in the updated version of the show, says the Reporter. He's set to play Ethan, the big-man-on-campus star athlete at West Beverly High.

Along with his TV work, Milligan also appeared in recent movies including creep-fest The Messengers and love-fest In the Land of Women. Without more cast announcements, it's tough to visualize his dynamic with the other as-yet-unnamed kids at West Beverly, but the floppy-haired Canadian's a good start for the spin-off. Are you ready for your new high-school heartthrob? - Anna Dimond

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