Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater are back in the new teaser for NBCUniversal's upcoming Saved by the Bell reboot series. With original cast members Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez reprising the roles, the two tease what we can expect from the revived series once it debuts on the Peacock streaming service. "Remember how much fun high school used to be?" Slater asks in the clip, prompting Spano to reply: "Can you believe that was like 30 years ago?" You can watch the teaser trailer below.
While the series does feature many returning cast members from the original, the new Saved By the Bell will focus primarily on a new generation of students attending Bayside High. The new cast includes Josie Totah, Mitchell Hoog, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Haskiri Velazquez, and Alycia Pacual-Pena. Now working as the Bayside High gym teacher, Lopez is featured heavily in the teaser interacting with the characters. This includes new character Mac Morris, the son of Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski, along with Jessie's son, Jamie Spano.
Other returning cast members confirmed to appear on the new Saved by the Bell include mark-paul gosselaar as Zack Morris and Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski. Morris will actually play a big role in the plot of the new series as well. Now serving as the governor of California, Morris's administration comes under fire for closing too many low-income schools, leading to his decision to send many displaced lower-income students to attend classes in the state's higher-performing schools, including Bayside High. While it will be nice for old fans to see both Zack and Kelly again, it's been reported the two will only appear in a limited capacity, though their roles could always expand in a potential second season.
For better or for worse, it doesn't appear we'll be seeing every original cast member coming back for the new Saved by the Bell. Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel "Screech" Powers in every single episode of the original series and starred in all of the spin-offs, has campaigned to be involved in the project but doesn't appear to have gotten a call back at this time. Chances are, this is because Dustin Diamond's past with his fellow co-stars is a bit rocky at best, and those bridges don't seem to have been mended just yet. Meanwhile, Lark Voorhies also revealed she hadn't been contacted to possibly reprise her role of Lisa Turtle on the upcoming series, admitting that she felt "hurt" by being left out.
Production on Saved by the Bell was halted last month along with many other television and movie projects, but clearly much of the series has already been filmed. It's not entirely clear exactly when we'll see the rebooted series debut on NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service, but the company seems confident we'll see the new Saved by the Bell premiering sometime this year. That will obviously depend on how these next few months play out. The Saved by the Bell teaser trailer shown above comes to us from TV Promos on YouTube.