It’s been nearly 30 years since Saved by the Bell‘s A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) tore up the hallways of Bayside High and a lot has changed.
He’s still there now but his energy is now put towards being a gym teacher and dealing with the latest teenage crew of miscreants. Slater’s original friends Jesse Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) and Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who’s now unbelievably the governor of California, are also back for the revival.
Their kids Mac Morris (Mitchell Hoog) and Jamie Spano (Belmont Camelli) are now at Bayside. There’s a slew of other teens assisting them in the shenanigans, including Josie Totah, Haskiri Velazquez, Dexter Darden, and Alycia Pascual-Pena.
The iconic sitcom ran originally from 1989 to 1993. Judging by the trailer, the old Bayside regulars haven’t left their school days behind. The latest trailer for the revival blends cheesy comedy with self-aware humour, which is needed for a show that was always a little bit unfashionable back in its heyday.
The revival of the show is heading to the new channel Peacock, the NBC affiliate. Saved by the Bell doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it’s coming to Peacock “soon.”
Creator Tracey Wigfield gathered together with some of her cast virtually at a recent panel during Peacock’s summer press day and she took care to explain that although the show is set in 2020, it won’t be too modern.
“The fun thing of our show is that Bayside is sort of this bubble that is a little bit like the Bayside you saw in the original show,” Wigfield said. “It’s a bunch of kind of weird, clueless kids who never have any real problems.”