In other casting news, CSI: Miami‘s Megalyn Echikunwoke has been tapped to play Holly, Naomi’s new college archnemesis.
But first, more on Deeley…
Though Austin comes off a lot like Brad Pitt’s scruffy-hot character in Thelma & Louise, he actually comes from money — and lots of it. Turns out he’s the son of a country music superstar, but he doesn’t flaunt his fame, fortune and sexiness.
OK, well, maybe his sexiness.
In any case, Austin is pretty much the polar opposite of Naomi’s current beau, nerdy Max.
Echikunwoke’s Holly, meanwhile, is all about showing off her wealth, beauty and status as the head of the best sorority at CU. A total Heather, she’s worshipped and feared by everyone on campus — except Naomi.
Echikunwoke’s credits also include The 4400 and 24. Deeley’s resume’ is a little sparse, but he has three movies in post-production. He also had a bit part on 90210 last season as a stripper.
The duo join previously announced Season 4 addition Kristina Apgar. The Privileged actress will play a love interest for Matt Lanter’s Liam.
90210 kicks off its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 13.