Saved By The Bell is officially getting a reboot and fans are not sure how to feel about it.
It may have to do with the fact that only two stars of the Bayside High crew have confirmed their involvement with the new episodes. Mario Lopez (AC Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano) are officially part of the production whereas Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle), Dennis Haskins (Principal Belding) and Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers) have yet to be confirmed.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris in the show, spoke on the matter along with Berkley and Lopez during a Saved By The Bell panel at FAN EXPO. Gosselaar confirmed, “There’s talks, there’s always talks. I just heard recently there are talks,” while Berkley agreed and stated that any Saved By The Bell reunion couldn’t be rushed and “had to be right”. Lopez gave us further insight as he said, “Obviously, we couldn’t be in high school still, so you’d have to be creative with the premise. But it’s fun to think about. And who knows? You never say never.”
Saved By The Bell aired from 1989 to 1992 and even had a spin-off called The College Years which aired for one season in 1993.
Although 30 years is a long time to pass for a reboot, not too many people are surprised as many old favorites are returning to the spotlight. The list of revived shows includes Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Charmed, Gossip Girl, Battlestar Galactica, Punky Brewster and more.
Tracey Wigfield is executively producing the Saved By The Bell reboot for NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, set to launch April of next year.