It’s official: The cast of Saved by the Bell is reuniting for an all-new revival that’s set to premiere in a few short weeks. And we finally have our first official trailer.
While our beloved Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris) is reprising his iconic role, the same can’t be said for Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle), who revealed that she was snubbed from the reboot. So, who is (and isn’t) returning to Bayside High? And when’s the premiere date? Keep reading for everything we know about the Saved by the Bell reboot.
1. How do I watch the 'Saved by the Bell' Reboot?
The Saved by the Bell revival will premiere on Wednesday, November 25 (AKA the day before Thanksgiving). The show will be exclusively broadcast on NBCUniversal’s brand-new streaming service, Peacock, so ready thy logins.
2. Who's in it?
Multiple original cast members—including Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano)—will reprise their roles in the upcoming reboot.
“Everybody can sleep well at night,” Gosselaar joked shortly after the announcement, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
3. Who isn't in it?
One thing’s for sure: Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle) won’t be involved in the reboot. The actress recently sat down for an interview with Dr. Oz and revealed that she’s been left out of reunion activities, including the revival.
“I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be a part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members’ events,” she said. (#Awkward)
4. What about newcomers?
Josie Totah (Champions) will not only serve as an executive producer, but she’ll also play the lead role of Lexi. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character is described as “a beautiful, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High, who is both admired and feared by her fellow students.”
Mitchell Hoog (Harriet) will play Zack Morris’s son Mac, who is described by Entertainment Weekly as “handsome, charming and privileged.” Ah, the trifecta. Belmont Cameli (Empire) will play Jamie Spano, who is the son of—you guessed it—Jessie.
John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) is also joining the cast as Bayside High’s new principal, Principal Toddman, so prepare for a new batch of pranks. Hey, hey, hey. What is going on here?
5. What's it about?
The story line will center on grown-up Zack Morris, who is in over his head. He now works in real estate and closed too many low-income high schools, leaving him with no other option than to the send the students to better schools in the area, like Bayside High.
6. Is there a trailer?
There sure is.
The new trailer, which you can watch above, gives us our first look at the original gang back together and introduces us to the newcomers. It also has a few extra-special moments that are sure to catch the attention of the original Saved by the Bell fans, including Slater’s spinning his chair around so he can sit in it backward. After watching the new footage (three times, to be exact), we’re feeling the early '90s nostalgia. Big time.
7. Who wrote it?
Tracey Wigfield (Great News) not only wrote and executive produced the revival, but she also serves as showrunner. Lopez and Berkley also produce alongside Franco Bario (Sorry for Your Loss) and original series creator Peter Engel.
Take us to the Lost & Found, because we’ve officially lost it. (Sorry, had to.)