‘Saved By the Bell’ Revival Coming to New NBC Streaming Service
I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so ... scared?
That is my reaction to the news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that NBCUniversal is adding a new Saved By the Bell series to its lineup of original content on its upcoming streaming service. Rather than a new class of kids at Bayside High School, or even recasting the iconic roles of Zack, Screech, and the rest, this show will continue the story of the original cast decades later. Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will reprise their roles as Slater and Jessie, with the potential for other former cast members to return.
This, I swear to you, is the plot synopsis they provide
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, 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. 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 was one of the most popular Saturday morning series of the ’90s. After the original cast aged out, they moved on to college (in Saved By The Bell: The College Years) while a new group of kids took over Bayside (Saved By the Bell: The New Class). The last the cast was seen was in the finale movie Saved By the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas in 1994. Finally, 25 years later, the story continues. NBC’s streaming service is expected to launch next year.
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