Mark-Paul Gosselaar Back as Zack Morris for Saved by the Bell Revival
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Returning as Zack Morris in Peacock’s Saved by the Bell Revival
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Saved by the Bell‘s first lead star Mark-Paul Gosselaar has officially signed on to reprise his iconic role as Zack Morris in Peacock’s forthcoming revival series. Additionally, Tiffani Thiessen, who is one of the main cast members of the original, is in talks with Universal Television to return as Kelly Kapowski.
According to the socket’s sources, Gosselaar will also be serving as an executive producer and might just be able to look in three episodes due to his commitment as a series regular on ABC’s Mixed-ish.
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Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) and Mario Lopez (The X Factor) will reprise their iconic characters as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater at the upcoming series. Joining the returning cast members are John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as the new principal of Bayside and Josie Totah (Jessie, Glee, Champions) who is set to undertake the direct role of Lexi. Her character is described as a gorgeous, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the girl at Bayside High, who is both admired and feared by her fellow students.
Tracy Wigfield (Great News) is attached to write and executive produce. Franco Bario and peter Egel will serve as executive producers for the Universal Television project. The Saved by the Bell revival’s official logline reads: “When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected pupils to the highest performing schools in the country — including Bayside High. The influx of new pupils gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much desired and humorous dose of reality.”
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Peacock will launch in April of 2020 with an advertising and subscription model available at launch. Other NBCUniversal shows set to flow on the service include Bates Motel, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Best, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The King of Queens, Married… with Children, Monk, Parks and Recreation (exclusive, available Oct. 2020), Parenthood, Psych, The Real Housewives, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, 30 Rock, Top Chef, and Will & Grace.
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