The old gang is together again! A new trailer for Peacock’s “Saved from the Bell” offers the first look of Mark-Paul Goselaar and Tiffany Thyssen, who play their roles of Zack Morris and Kelly Kapovsky, respectively.
And let’s face it, for much of the audience of this upcoming streaming series, John Michael Higgins CEO Ronald Todman says best: “I just care about Zack and Kelly!
The new trailer, which you can watch above, speaks directly to fans of the original series from Saturday morning in the late 80’s / early 90’s with callbacks like AC Slater (Mario Lopez), calling Jesse Spano (Elizabeth) Berkeley Lauren) “Mom,” and to turn a chair around so she can sit back. It also shows all four of these original cast members who take to the stage for what appears to be a Zack Attack meeting in the style of Zack̵
Mr. Dewey (Patrick Thomas O’Brien) even pops into a cameo in the trailer, which also contains a remixed version of “Friends Forever.”
But it also offers insight into a truly new storyline for this incarnation of the show: Gov. Zack Morris (yes, indeed) closes a number of underfunded high schools, leaving his students to be absorbed by those in richer areas, namely Bayside High School. His son Mack (Mitchell Hugh) and Jesse’s son Jamie (Belmont Camelli) visit Bayside, as well as the rich and popular Lexi (Josie Totakh), while Slater works there as a fitness teacher. Slater is particularly “excited” about the arrival of these new children (Dexter of Dexter Darden, Aisha of Alicia Pascual-Pena and Daisy of Haskiri Velazquez) because he can share his story of entering these halls as a new child and most to finally find a place he feels he belongs to.
“This place is magic,” he says.
Fortunately, the trailer also reassures that if you think it’s weird that diner owner Max (Ed Alonzo) performed magic tricks – including bringing live birds to his customers’ tables – while serving food, you’re just ahead of your time.
Tracy Wigfield serves as the show’s showrunner, who is also the executive producer of Franco Barrio and Peter Engel. Lopez, Berkley Lauren, Gosselaar, Thiessen and Totah serve as producers. The production is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
“Saved by the Bell” premieres on November 25 at Peacock. Check out the key art “Saved from the Bell” below: