Sachs found that Walter knew pieces of scenes and suggested "stuff that works".
The producers were looking for an actor who could portray Silver as a "quirky kid who moves to her own beat".
When the series was cancelled, Sachs called Estes and explained the spin-off and motivated him to participate.
Sachs promised that although he was playing a parent, he would not "be furniture..in the seldom seen or heard parents who populate many youth-centric series, like the Walsh parents on the original 90210." Sachs described Tata's casting as an accident; a friend told Sachs that he had seen Tata in a store, which led to the offer of a recurring role in the series.
She and Ethan later part ways and she gets back in Naomi's good books.
In the season finale after prom, Annie is framed when Naomi's sister Jen ends up in bed with Liam.
Just as Mark is about to date-rape her, Jasper swoops in to save her from him, who she had previously turned down to hang out with earlier.
She falls in love with Jasper, a drug dealer and the nephew of the man she killed.
He informs her he knows that she killed his uncle, and then blackmails her so they can continue dating.
She is based in part on Brenda Walsh from the original series.
She lives with her parents, Harry and Debbie, her adopted brother Dixon (whom she considers her best friend) and her grandmother Tabitha.
Sachs explained that Jessica Stroup "came in dressed for the part, artsy and quirky, and she had her hair up and she had a bandana.
She nailed it." The producers were fans of Tristan Wilds for his acting on The Wire, and hoped to hire him as Dixon from the start of casting.
In the morning Annie is seen driving with the now half empty bottle of vodka.