'Saved by the Bell' reboot is coming to NBC streaming service
A Saved by the Bell reboot is coming to NBC's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, with Mario Lopez (AC Slater) and Elizabeth Berkeley (Jessie Spano) confirmed to reprise their roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It is also being reported that the star of the show, Mark-Paul Gosselaar - who played the handsome and charming yet immature Zack Morris - as well as other members of the Bayside gang are in talks with NBC Universal to appear in the reboot.
Take a look at this skit Jimmy Fallon did with the cast of Saved By The Bell in 2015:
Speaking at Fan EXPO Canada, Lopez said that if the show ever had a reboot, the six friends would have to play the adult versions of their original characters.
"Obviously we couldn’t be in high school still, so you’d have to be creative with the premise. But it’s fun to think about. And who knows? You never say never," he said.
Gosselaar added: "There are talks, there's always talks. I just heard recently there are talks. We know about it. All three of us know about it, this person that's going to tackle it."
Elizabeth Berkley said a potential reunion "has to be right."
"We know about it. All three of us know about it, this person that’s going to tackle it," Gosselaar continued.
In April, the three actors, along with Tiffani Thiessen - who played Zack Morris' love interest and eventual wife, Kelly Kapowski - and Dennis Haskins, who played the gang's high school Principal, Mr Belding - met for dinner to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary.
The reboot will centre around Zack, who somehow manages to become the Governor of California. He reportedly gets into trouble for closing too many low-income high schools, and proposes that students from these schools be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state, including Bayside High.
The series will be available to watch on NBC's newly-named streaming platform, Peacock (after the logo), which will launch in April 2020.