‘Saved by the Bell’: Which Stars Are Coming Back for the Reboot?
We are in the time of the reboot. It seems like every popular show is coming back for another go-around, and honestly, we couldn’t be more excited. Who wouldn’t want to continue seeing the storylines of some of the characters that defined their childhoods progress?
The latest show to get a reboot is Saved by the Bell. Since the announcement on Tuesday, fans have been wanting more details about the new show. When will it air, where will it pick up, and most importantly, which members of the cast will be back?
Where will the show air?
NBC recently unveiled its new streaming platform, Peacock.
Saved by the Bell will be one of the first shows to air on the network, but there are also several others in the works. The platform is also planning a reboot of Punky Brewster including Soleil Moon Frye, a reboot of Battlestar Galactica, an adaption of Aldous Huxley’s book “Brave New World,” and Dr. Death, a medical show starring Jamie Dornan and Alec Baldwin.
The app is set to go live in April of next year and at that point, over 15,000 hours of content will be available.
Who will be back on the show?
One of the best parts of Saved by the Bell was the characters. They brought the story alive. Though the show was a comedy, each of the characters grew throughout the seasons and gave us something to relate to. Luckily, some members of the original cast are returning!
Elizabeth Berkley, who played Jessie Spano and Mario Lopez, who portrayed A.C. Slater, will both be back on the iconic show.
“The deal is being done,” Lopez told Access Hollywood. “It’s gonna happen. We are going to be rebooting ‘Saved By the Bell’ for the new NBC streaming platform.”
And Lopez may even rock his iconic hairstyle on the reboot.
“I might be bringing back the mullet,” he continued.
Who was not asked to come back to ‘Saved by the Bell’?
Unfortunately, not every member of the cast was asked to return to the show. Even Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played main character, Zack Morris, was not asked to return to the show. He had to hear about the reboot in the news.
“I read it in the trades just like everybody else this morning,” Gosselaar told Variety. “Honestly, I was never approached. I woke up to the news this morning with a kind of ‘huh’ response.”
Though Gosselaar was interested in doing the show, he gets why the network may not have asked him.
“I’m on ABC, so it doesn’t really fit into that considering Disney Plus, so I understand the business side of things,” he said of also starring in Mixed-ish. “But I had no idea it was that far along.”
Morris’ love interest, Kelly Kapowski, won’t be making an appearance on the show, either, as Tiffani Thiessen wasn’t asked to join the reboot.
“I believe that Tiffani [Thiessen] and I and the rest of the cast have not been approached yet,” he told TMZ. “So as of right now, we’re going to watch it like the rest of the fans, and wish them nothing but the best. I’m a huge fan of Tracey Wigfield.”