The iconic 1990’s teen sitcom, Saved by the Bell, is making a return in an all-new reboot on Peacock!
The trailer for the reboot of the 90’s classic gives viewers a look into what’s happening at Bayside High School 30-years later, and even features some familiar faces including Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley.
As for what fans can expect, the Saved by the Bell reboot will follow the members of the original cast as they live out their adult years – Zack Morris is now the governor of California, and as he gets into some hot water after closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes the idea to send the affected students to higher performance schools, such as Bayside High – where A.C. Slater happens to be the gym teacher and Jessie Spano is the guidance counselor.
And not only do we catch up with the OG cast members, but we also get to know their kids as they attend their parent’s old stomping ground, Bayside High School, and get a dose of reality as their school gets an influx of new students from the low-income high schools in the area.
The reboot will acknowledge the 90’s version of the show as it brings back some of the most iconic characters, but fans can expect the new remake to be an “updated, edgier version” of the original show, as Mario Lopez said in an interview with Popculture.com.
Who’s Who in the Cast?
Mitchell Hoog as Mac Morris
Mitchell Hoog will be taking on the role of Mac Morris, the charming but privileged son of one of Bayside High’s popular former-students, Zack Morris. Hoog rose to fame after starring in the Netflix film Walk. Ride. Rodeo, and appearing in the biopic film Harriet.
Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater
Stepping back into his role as A.C. Slater, Mario Lopez’s character went from being the most popular kid in high school to the good-looking gym teacher. Since he played A.C. Slater 30 years ago, Lopez has starred in the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful, hosted Extra, and is the current host of Access Hollywood. And Lopez will also have producer credits on the Saved by the Bell reboot.
Belmont Cameli as Jamie Spano
Playing the role of Jamie Spano, Belmont Cameli is taking on the title of Jesse Spano’s son, along with being the Bayside football team captain and the sensitive man-child. Over the past few years, Cameli has made appearances in both Empire and Lifetime’s My Evil Stepdad.
Dexter Darden as Devante
Stepping into the role of Devante, one of the new students at Bayside High, Dexter Darden’s character is a mysterious loner who is seeking to reinvent himself at his new school. Darden is known for his role in the Maze Runner trilogy, as well as the upcoming Hulu film The Binge.
Haskiri Velazquez as Daisy
Joining the cast as one of the new students at Bayside High, Haskiri Velazquez will be portraying Daisy, the intelligent and driven sophomore who is excited about her new life at Bayside High. Velazquez has made a name for herself as she has appeared in the film The 40-Year-Old Version, along with being a regular on The Birch at Facebook Watch.
Josie Totah as Lexie
Josie Totah will take on the lead role of Lexi, who is a beautiful, but critical cheerleader and one of the most popular girls at Bayside High. Totah, who has producer credits on the show, has also appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Comedy Central’s The Other Two, NBC’s Champions, and Netflix’s No Good Nick.
Elizabeth Berkely as Jessie Spano
Reprising her role as Jessie Spano, the former Bayside class president is coming back as the Bayside High guidance counselor and mother of Jamie Spano. Following her time on Saved by the Bell, Berkely guest starred on shows like New Girl, CSI: Miami, and The L Word.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris
Mark-Paul Gosselaar will be returning to the Saved by the Bell reboot in 3 episodes as Zack Morris, as Morris went from being the popular kid in school to the governor of California. Gosselaar currently stars in ABC’s Mixed-ish, and along with receiving producer credits on the reboot, he has received credits on FOX’s The Passage and Pitch and NBC’s Truth Be Told.
Alycia Pascual-Pena as Aisha
Alycia Pascual-Pena will be joining the cast as Aisha, the fun-loving, competitive, tomboy friend of Daisy, who attempts to try out for the Bayside football team. Aside from her role in the Saved by the Bell reboot, Pascual-Pena also had a role in Amy Poehler’s Netflix film Moxie.
Where Can I Watch the Saved by the Bell Reboot?
Although there is no word on a release date for the Saved by the Bell reboot, it is confirmed that the series will air on NBCUniversal’s new streaming platform, Peacock, which just recently launched in July 2020.
Mario Lopez spoke on the release of the reboot in an interview with Popculture.com explaining that due to the Coronavirus production was put on hold, he said, “We were only two episodes away from being done with the first season, so I’m anxious to wrap it up and get it out there.”
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