Peacock releases a new teaser trailer for the Saved by the Bell reboot, which features original cast members and gatherings at the diner the Max.
Peacock released a second Saved by the Bell reboot teaser trailer, which returns to classic show locations. One of the most influential young adult sitcoms of the ‘90s, Saved by the Bell, ran for four successful seasons on NBC. Created by San Bobrick, Saved by the Bell follows a group of high school friends and their principal, Mr. Belding. Helmed by the incorrigible Zach Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), the group of teens at Bayside High School navigate light-hearted comedic situations while teaching life lessons.
Earlier this year, the streaming service Peacock announced it was giving Saved by the Bell a sequel series, with Gosselaar slated to reprise his role as Zach Morris. Featuring a new influx of students, including the son of Zach and Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), the Saved by the Bell reboot will return to the halls of Bayside High School. In the revival of Saved by the Bell, California’s governor Zach Morris faces backlash after closing several low-income high schools. He implements a program that sends the affected students to high-performing schools, including Bayside High. In April, Peacock offered a first look at the reboot series, which featured the return of original cast members Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano). Now, Peacock offers fresh footage from the upcoming reboot.
Notably missing the appearances of Zach and Kelly, Peacock released a new teaser trailer for Saved by the Bell. Helmed by Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock), Saved by the Bell features numerous callbacks to the classic show, including gatherings at The Max and highlighting one of the most memorable episodes of the original series. Nodding to the iconic episode “Jessie’s Song,” the trailer features Jessie – who is now the guidance counselor at Bayside High – lecturing a student on the dangers of caffeine pills by stating, “At first, they’re so exciting. And then it gets even more exciting – but after that, it gets so scary.” Infused with high school drama, witty punchlines, and notable moments with gym teacher Slater, the Saved by the Bell reboot trailer shows how the halls of Bayside High will look this time around. Check out the trailer below:
Indeed, Saved by the Bell continues to gear up for the highly-anticipated revival. As of this writing, Peacock has yet to set a release date for the Saved by the Bell reboot. Recently, Lopez reported they were three episodes into filming when production shut down due to coronavirus concerns. However, filming is scheduled to resume in the next few weeks. Two iconic characters of the original show not slated to return are Lisa (Lark Voorhies) and Screech (Dustin Diamond), who have expressed regret about their exclusion from the revival.
In an era of reboots and revivals, bringing an iconic series back to life could be a hit or miss. Saved by the Bell was a staple of television viewing for teenage audiences during its time, and the revival faces fierce competition with the slew of young adult shows made available on streaming platforms. However, featuring callbacks to The Max (with the original owner Ed Alonzo) and Jessie’s caffeine pills, the new trailer has garnered further buzz and excitement. The Saved by the Bell reboot has the potential to be a winner for NBCUniversal’s Peacock.
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