’90s kids everywhere rejoiced upon hearing the news of the return of the Bayside High graduating class of 1992 for the Saved by the Bell sequel series. The reboot series (a sequel, really) is coming to the newly launched Peacock streaming service later this year. Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez return to their original roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively. Now, both are teachers for a new generation of students at Bayside High— students raised on reality TV and Instagram.
You can check out the new trailer for the series below:
Of course, the new trailer wasted no time making a caffeine pills joke involving Jessie Spano. The ridiculous moment from a “very special episode” of the original Saved by the Bell became a popular meme. A whole generation of people only really know the series from this one moment. Jokes are made at the expense of a bunch of old people as high school seniors. To be fair, Beverly Hills 90210 was a much worse offender when it came to this trope.
According to the official synopsis, “California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools. So 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 in this comedy inspired by the classic late ’80s/early ’90s sitcom of the same name.”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar will return as Zack Morris for the show, who is also launching a new Saved by the Bell podcast recapping every episode of the original series. Tiffani Thiessen is also coming back as Kelly Kapowski. No word yet on the other OG cast members making a return. Is it really a Saved by the Bell without an appearance from Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech? We feel that has to happen at some point.
Saved by the Bell premieres sometime in 2020.
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