The Saved by the Bell reboot trailer arrived earlier this week, but Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen were nowhere to be found. Original series stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley were featured prominently in the footage. Fans of the original show were left wondering where Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski could be hiding out. As it turns out, Gosselaar has a pretty good explanation as to why he and Thiessen were not shown in the first look at the reboot.
Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley were able to shoot most of their scenes from the upcoming Saved by the Bell reboot earlier this year. It's not clear if they're finished, but it appears that the world's current state of affairs has postponed the production, which will likely push the premiere date back at the same time. Mark-Paul Gosselaar had this to say when asked about why he and Tiffani Thiessen weren't in the trailer.
"They had been in production since January. But because of my schedule and because of Tiffani Thiessen's schedule, we could not join the production when it started. We had about two weeks left of filming, just Tiffani and my footage, but it's put on hold. So, hopefully we are going to get back to that... whenever we can."
Mark-Paul Gosselaar did not have a concrete date of when he and Tiffani Thiessen will be able to go shoot their scenes for the Saved by the Bell reboot series. Like most of Hollywood, the production is on hold indefinitely until things start to get back to some kind of normalcy. California Governor Gavin Newsom has recommended that the state remain indoors until at least the middle of May, which could be extended at any time.
The Saved by the Bell reboot will see Mark-Paul Gosselaar's Zack Morris, now the governor of California, closing low-income high schools. His solution is bussing the displaced students to more privileged schools, like Bayside High. This sounds like a very Zack Morris way of doing things, which will more than likely end in some adventures for the new students of Bayside, while also dealing with some real-life issues. Mario Lopez is back as A.C. Slater, who is now the Bayside gym teacher. Mac (Mitchell Hoog), the son of Zack and Kelly (Tiffani Thiessen), is one of his students. The rest of the new reboot cast includes Josie Totah, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Haskiri Velazquez, and Alycia Pascual-Pena.
Hopefully Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen will be included in the second trailer for the Saved by the Bell reboot series. While Gosselaar hasn't been on the set, he did say that the trailer looked "pretty amazing." He went on to say, "I hadn't been on set, everything for us has just been prep, but watching the trailer and seeing how it's shot, I think it's very smart... It looks amazing and the content is great." The new show will be available to stream exclusively on NBC's Peacock streaming service, which is set for wide release in July of this year. The interview with Mark-Paul Gosselaar was originally conducted by Entertainment Tonight.