Saved by the Bell set photo teases Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s return
Original lead star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Mixed-ish) took to Instagram to share a new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Peacock’s upcoming Saved by the Bell revival series, giving us a preview at Gosselaar’s return in his iconic role as Zack Morris, who is now the governor of California. Due to Gosselaar’s commitment with another sitcom, he along with Tiffani Thiessen are only set to appear in a few episodes of the revival. Check out his full post below!
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Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) and Mario Lopez (The X Factor) will reprise their iconic roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater in the upcoming series. Joining the returning cast members are John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as the new principal of Bayside and Josie Totah (Jessie, Glee, Champions) who is set to take on the lead role of Lexi. Her 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.
The Saved by the Bell revival’s official logline reads: “When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.”
Tracy Wigfield (Great News) is attached to write and executive produce. Gosselaar, Lopez, and Berkley are producing with Peter Egel and Franco Bario serving as executive producers for the Universal Television project.
Peacock will launch in April of 2020 with both an advertising and subscription model available at launch. Other NBCUniversal shows set to stream on the service include Bates Motel, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Best, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The King of Queens, Married … with Children, Monk, Parks and Recreation (exclusive, available Oct. 2020), Parenthood, Psych, The Real Housewives, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, 30 Rock, Top Chef, and Will & Grace.