Mark-Paul Gosselaar Closes ‘Saved by the Bell’ Return for Peacock Revival

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Closes ‘Saved by the Bell’ Return for Peacock Revival

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Zack Morris is formally coming again to Bayside.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar has closed a deal to return for streamer Peacock’s forthcoming Saved by the Bell revival. The actor, presently a sequence common on ABC’s Black-ish spinoff Combined-ish, will reprise his “Preppy” function as the previous king of Bayside Excessive. Sources inform The Hollywood Reporter that Gosselaar will seem in three episodes and likewise be credited as a producer. Those self same sources say producers Common Tv are additionally in talks with former star Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, who performed Kelly, to return in some capability. Peacock, the upcoming streamer from NBCUniversal, and Common TV declined remark.

Saved by the Bell and Combined-ish are produced by totally different studios, which limits the actor’s dedication to showing in additional episodes. The usual trade rule for sequence regulars to seem on different packages is three episodes. (See Johnny Galecki’s Roseanne visitor function as he juggled The Huge Bang Concept, for instance.)

Authentic stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will even reprise their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively, within the single-camera comedy that explores what occurs when Zack, now the governor of California, will get into scorching water for closing too many low-income excessive faculties and proposes the affected college students be despatched to the highest-performing faculties within the state — together with Bayside Excessive.

Champions alum Josie Totah will star as Lexi, a lovely, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the preferred lady at Bayside Excessive who’s each admired and feared by her fellow college students. Totah will even be credited as a producer.

The brand new Saved by the Bell was picked up straight to sequence in September. The comedy hails from author Wigfield and is produced by Common Tv, the place the 30 Rock grad and Nice Information creator just lately renewed her total deal. Wigfield will function showrunner and exec produce alongside authentic sequence creator Peter Engel and Franco Bario (Nice Information). Lopez and Berkley will even produce.

Peacock is ready to launch in April, with originals becoming a member of the lineup in summer season. Saved by the Bell is a part of an formidable slate that features a Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robotic creator Sam Esmail, amongst a number of different tasks. Particulars in regards to the streamer will likely be unveiled Jan. 16 throughout an NBCUniversal investor presentation.  

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