From the mean streets of Baltimore to the posh ones of Beverly Hills: The Wire’s Michael to star in 90210 spin-off.

Tristan Wilds has signed on to star in the upcoming spin-off of Beverly Hills 90210. Wilds played Michael in the fourth and fifth seasons of The Wire.

Wilds will star as Dixon, the adopted son of a Beverly Hills family. His character is described as “a bright but troubled lad.”

His sister, Anne, will be played by Shenae Grimes (Degrassi: The Next Generation). She is a sensitive theater student.
Dixon’s best friend will be Navid, who is of Persian decent and is a Scientologist, is the producer of West Beverly Hills High School’s TV newscasts.
Now before anyone cringes, remember that this is being written (At least the pilot) by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas.
Will I watch? Likely not, but it is nice to see Mr. Wilds getting a steady gig.