School is back in session at Bayside High because, after months of buildup, the premiere date for the reboot of Saved by the Bell has finally been announced. The series will premiere on November 25th and include some of the original cast members, but these roles are certainly being reversed.
The iconic 90s sitcom is proud to bring back Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, who will be playing their original roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. And here’s the ironic part; They’ll be back in their old stomping grounds, Bayside High, but this time they’ll be school employees with Slater as the newest gym teacher.
Oh, and remember the bad-boy heartthrob Zack Morris, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar? Well, he’ll also be returning, but this time Zack’s transitioned from rebel to California Governor, which will make up a significant part of the plot.
Evidently, even high school bad boys from your favorite sitcoms grow up, as the reboot will show Governor Morris close too many underfunded high schools, leading him to send the affected students to the best schools in the state, including Bayside High. Unlike Slater and Jessie, the current Bayside kids will get quite the reality check.
“It’s not a reboot, but reimagining,” said executive producer Tracey Wigfield. “This is a single-camera, edgier comedy that I think will be exciting for those who loved the original.” And she’s sure that even if you’ve never seen the original Saved by the Bell, you’ll still fall in love with the new series.
“There are definitely one-off stories about falling in love with the same girl, where we poke fun at the original show, mixed with larger arcs and love triangles,” Tracey added. One of the original producers, Franco Bario, is also working on the upcoming reboot, and without a doubt, the cast and crew are incredibly excited to bring the hilarious show back this coming November.