Zack, Kelly, Screech, and the rest of the gang will grace our screens once more! NBC recently announced a reboot of one of the most iconic 80’s TV series ever, Saved by the Bell! Here’s everything you need to know about the hit sitcom’s return…
NBC Saves Saved By The Bell
It’s official: NBC is currently working on a Saved By the Bell reboot. The company confirmed the long-circulating rumors earlier this month in a press release. They not only confirmed the new TV show, but also announced its home: NBC’s new streaming platform, named Peacock.
Yes, you read it right – NBCU also plans on releasing their own streaming platform, in an already very competitive market. But more on that in a bit. First, let’s take a look at who will return for the Saved By The Bell reboot. And it’s probably not who you expect…
Who Will Return for the Reboot?
As of yet, only two original cast members’ have signed up for the remake: Mario Lopez, who played A.C., and Elizabeth Berkley, who portrayed Jessie (both seen above). As for the rest – nothing is guaranteed. In fact, the writers are still working on the pilot script! This time around, Tracey Wigfield, the man behind 30 Rock and Great News series, will helm the sitcom.
Mark Paul, who played Zack Morris on the show, was interviewed last May about joining a possible remake of the iconic show. He said, “If it was a good product that I felt wouldn’t tarnish the original product, then yeah. I’m open to hearing anything.” With that said, he also added that he will be perfectly okay with “never seeing a reboot ever again.”
There’s no news on a release date for the reboot, but 2020 seems like a safe bet. This marks a new era in reboots, where the original cast participates, instead of handing the reigns off to new actors. It seems like NBC is following the lead of BH90210 – only time will tell whether it was a great idea or a complete flop. The Saved By The Bell reboot also adds a new technological component to the mix: streaming.
NBC’s New Streaming Platform
If you want to watch the Saved By The Bell reboot, you’ll need to sign up for NBC’s new streaming service, Peacock. The bad news? It’s yet another streaming service to add to your monthly expenses. The good news? Peacock will feature some incredible content – and not just Saved By The Bell! First of all, the company confirmed they are moving the entire The Office series from Netflix to Peacock. Other original NBC shows available to stream will include 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, SNL, Will & Grace, among many, many others.
As for original content, Peacock will introduce some big guns to compete with Apple, Disney, Netflix, Hulu, and every other streaming platform out there. Peacock is working on a series based on the true-crime show titled Dr. Death, which will star Jamie Dornan, Alex Baldwin, and Christian Slater. There will also be a Brave New World adaptation and Battlestar Galactica reboot, among others. Plenty of content for the entire family, to say the least!