Attention all Saved by the Bell fans: Mario Lopez just dropped major news about the reboot for NBC’s Peacock streaming service! When he visited the John Roa Show, Mario sat down with the new radio host and discussed the reboot, as well as some of his opinions on the world today. Keep reading below for those details!
On the Saved by the Bell reboot:
Mario said that since the reboot isn’t shot in front of a studio audience (instead it’s shot on film this time), that it’s “a little edgier and hipper, and a lot of fun.”
Tracey Wigfield, who penned 30 Rock and The Mindy Project actually wrote a couple of the episodes for the Saved by the Bell reboot. Mario mentioned that she won a couple Emmy’s, so safe to say that the show is in good hands.
He also said that they have “a great young cast. And some of the old cast is back. And it’s pretty clever the way they’ve sort of set the characters to where they are now.” If you remember, we reported on the reboot when the news first broke, which is supposed to feature Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) as the new Governor of California, so it will be interesting to see how “Preppy” made it into office!
On sharing his views:
Mario shared that while he knows “we’ve come a long way” in terms of the political issues today, there’s still a long way to go. He doesn’t share his views that often, but he does “respect people’s opinions on who and what they support. And it’s a very individual thing.”
Mario said he tries to do the right thing and hopes that the right things happen to him in return. He told the radio show that if “people take care of their household, work on being a good member of their community, it’s the best they can do to sort of contribute.”
While he’s “vocal about [my] family and [my] spirituality, [my] work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and charities that I’m proud to support,” other than that, he tends to refrain from sharing his political views as he acknowledges it can be polarizing.
And one more thing:
Mario said that they were 3 episodes into filming SBTB when they had to shut down production due to the pandemic. But, get this: he also said they’re “supposed to resume in a few weeks. But then hopefully by fall, it’ll be up and running.”
All we can do is cross our fingers, especially since NBC’s Peacock streaming service has been launched already. It would be great to see the reboot so that everyone could see where their favorite Saved by the Bell character is now. In the meantime, be sure you’re following Mario on Instagram in case he posts more about the reboot.
Listen to Mario’s full interview from the John Roa Show below!
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