Welcome back to Bayside High: a new Saved by the Bell sequel TV show is in the works for NBCU’s streaming service Peacock with a story focusing on Slater and Jessie.
Saved by the Bell, which followed a group of high schoolers, ran for four seasons on NBC between 1989 and 1992. Mark-Paul Gosselaar was the main lead, along with co-stars Lopez, Berkley, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies and Dennis Haskins. The show spawned two spinoffs — Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class — and two TV movies — Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.
THR reports that Saved by the Bell is getting a sequel series to air on NBCU’s streaming subscription service Peacock. The series will focus on the lives of A.C. Slater (Lopez) and Jessie Spano (Berkley), as parents of children who attend their alma mater, Bayside High School. Gosselaar will also return as California Governor Zack Morris, who made the controversial decision to close down low-income schools, resulting in an overload of new students at other schools, including Bayside.
30 Rock writer/producer Tracey Wigfield will serve as executive producer for the reboot. No release date has been announced.
There doesn’t seem to be word yet on if other cast members might sign-on, and it seems that Gosselaar’s role could be a limited one since he recently took on a starring role in new series Mixed-ish. Thiessen currently has a gig starring on Netflix’s Alexa & Kate. Even after the cast came together for a skit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in 2015, Thiessen shot down the idea that bringing everyone together for a new series was even possible.
Peacock will launch in April 2020. While the price is unknown, the service will offer ad-based and subscription options. The service will also be the home of a new Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robot executive producer Sam Esmail.