Saved By The Bell reboot to NBC streaming service Peacock with Mario Lopez & Elizabeth Berkley back as AC Slater & Jessi Spano!
NBCUniversal’s newly named streaming service, Peacock, is teaming with Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley for a new Saved by the Bell series. Sources say the streamer is in talks with other cast members, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, to potentially return. The new straight-to-series comedy explores what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris (Gosselaar’s role) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality. Lopez and Berkley will return to play their beloved characters A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively, in what sources say are new roles as parents.
Saved by the Bell ran for four seasons as part of a Saturday morning block on NBC from 1989 to 1993. The comedy, created by Sam Bobrick and developed by Peter Engel and celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, starred Gosselaar, Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Berkley and Lark Voorhies as high school students navigating everything from dating to drugs. The show, which launched as a redeveloped version of Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, became a massive hit and led to profitable merchandising lines, two spin-offs and a pair of TV movies. Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class ran for one and seven seasons, respectively. The core cast — Lopez, Thiessen, Gosselaar and Berkley — reunited in April, hosted by the latter duo and well documented on Instagram. (Gosselaar, meanwhile, recently signed on to star in ABC’s Black-ish prequel comedy, Mixed-ish, and Thiessen stars in Netflix series Alexa & Katie.)
Will the entire original Saved By The Bell cast return to the TV series reboot on NBC Peacock?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Saved by the Bell’ TV Sequel With Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley a Go at NBCUniversal’s Streamer