Fans of the hit 90's television show Saved By The Bell were so excited yesterday when NBC reported that they would be launching a reboot of the classic series. The reboot will be a part of NBCUniversal’s new streaming service called Peacock that is set to launch in April of 2020.
I’m so excited. You know I just can’t hide it....💃🏼💃🏼 https://t.co/zoxTUDqCs8— Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) September 17, 2019
While the reboot doesn't feature all your favorite cast members, original stars Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez will be returning as their characters Jessie Spano and AC Slater. Here's a breakdown of the new Saved By The Bell;
"When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students 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," according to a statement about the show.
The Hollywood Reporter says that according to sources, Berkley and Lopez's characters return as parents.
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I’M SO EXCITED.... here we gooooo!!! @mariolopez.... are you ready for grownup Jessie?!💃🏼 SWIPE for more pics.... Jessie and Slater are back for more fun. We are thrilled to have Emmy winning 30Rock writer @TraceyWigfield bring the sequel to life on NBC/Universal.🙋🏼♀️🥳✨❤️#friendsforever #history #mama #bubba #teen #love #tv #10episodes #sbtb #putyourmindtoitgoforit #imsoexcited
“The deal is being done,” Lopez confirmed to Access Hollywood. “It’s gonna happen. We are going to be rebooting “Saved By The Bell” for the new NBC streaming platform.” He then added, “I might be bringing back the mullet.”
Lopez's former co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar spoke out about the reboot and seemed a bit shocked to not know anything about it. Gosselaar spoke to Variety about the news and revealed that he found out about the reboot when everyone else did, meaning Governor Zack Morris will not be making an appearance on the reboot, at least not for now.
"I read it in the trades just like everybody else this morning," Gosselaar said. "Honestly, I was never approached. I haven't been approached and I woke up to the news this morning with a 'huh' kind of response."
Although Gosselaar is set to star in the new series "Mixed-ish" that will premiere on rival network ABC later this month, he did confirm that he would be open to appearing on the reboot. "Yes, I've always been interested, yeah, of course," he said.
The original series creator Peter Engel is back as executive producer along with showrunner Tracey Wigfield and Franco Bario, with both Lopez and Berkley also getting producer credits on the reboot.
There has been no official release date for the reboot, but network execs also announced that a Punky Brewster reboot, starring the original Punky herself Soleil Moon Frye, will also be part of the new streaming service.
Are you so excited for the Saved By The Bell reboot?