*NBC’s new streaming platform Peacock is relaunching “Saved By The Bell.” I know, I know another reboot.
But, this version of “Saved by the Bell” is more of a continuation with a new generation of Bayside high students. Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkely reprise their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, who now work at Bayside high. Tiffany-Amber Thiessen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Lark Voorhies make special appearances throughout the season.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns as Zac Morris who is now the Governor of California. After his administration closed too many low-income schools the displaced students must now attend Bayside High, adding a different element to the show this time around. In the original, we saw the show from the perspective of the privileged kids of Bayside.
This season the show digs a little deeper into social and economical issues. We spoke with Haskiri Velazquez and Alycia Pascual-Pena, who play Daisy and Aisha, about what to expect from the reboot.
“We’re able to have these new conversations that undoubtedly have been taboo when it comes to intersectionality and representation in these ways that hopefully will be disarming and telling people they can have these conversations at home,” says Alycia.
As she said, the show will hopefully open the door for families to have tough conversations about what’s going on in the world and even in their home. Don’t be alarmed by that. “Saved by the Bell” didn’t turn into a drama, it’s just mirroring real life.
“We tackle so many topics and it’s still very much a comedy,” says Haskiri.
The writers of the show do a good job of blending comedic timing with these serious topics so the show doesn’t come off too stuffy. We will see the students clash and bond as they try to merge their worlds together.
“Saved By The Bell” streams on Peacock November starting 25.