We now know when we'll see the return of Saved by the Bell, as NBCUniversal has announced that the reboot series will premiere on the Peacock streaming service on Nov. 25. The reveal was made with a new teaser video, depicting a literal peacock strutting through the halls of Bayside High. An updated version of the classic theme song can also be heard playing as the reboot's premiere date is revealed. You can take a look at the teaser below.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is back in the Saved by the Bell reboot as Zack Morris, the character who inspired the popular webseries Zack Morris Is Trash. Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez also return to reprise the roles of Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater, and John Michael Higgins also stars as Principal Toddman. It has also been reported that Tiffani Thiessen will be back as fan favorite Kelly Kapowski. Some of the cast members making up the new class include Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah, and Haskiri Velazquez.
The original Saved by the Bell followed a group of high school students led by blonde-haired schemer Zack Morris. In the upcoming reboot, "California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, so he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state - including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can't be solved in twenty-two minutes) a much-needed dose of reality."
Not every original cast member from the original version will be featured in the Saved by the Bell reboot. Dustin Diamond publicly spoke about his desire to return for the reboot, telling TMZ in February that you "can't have Saved by the Bell without Screech." The actor also pointed out that he appeared in not only every single episode of the original series, but also appeared in every episode of both of its spinoffs as well. Perhaps it's because of his rocky history with his fellow cast members, but for whatever reason, NBCUniversal didn't give him the call.
Lisa Turtle actress Lark Voorhies also confirmed that she wouldn't be a part of the new Saved by the Bell, speculating that she wasn't invited to be a part of it because of her mental illness. "I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members' events. Yet of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision," Voorhies said in February.
Tracey Wigfield, who also serves as a writer, is executive producing alongside Franco Bario and Peter Engel. Universal Studio Group's Universal Television is also producing. You can catch the new Saved by the Bell when the reboot series begins streaming on Peacock on Nov. 25. The new Saved by the Bell teaser comes to us from Peacock on YouTube.