So, what to expect? According to the show’s official synopsis, “when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest-performing schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.”
Breaking news: Bayside High is back! NBC has confirmed the iconic 90s sit-com, Saved By The Bell, is being rebooted for a modern audience.
The modern day iteration marks a pivotal moment for the transgender community with transgender actress Josie Totah playing the lead role of Lexi, a popular cheerleader who rules the roost at Bayside High. She is best known for her roles in Champions alongside Mindy Kaling and in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Magic Camp.
In an essay Josie penned for Time magazine in 2018, she wrote: “I realized over the past few years that hiding my true self is not healthy. I know now, more than ever, that I’m finally ready to take this step toward becoming myself. I’m ready to be free.”
Meanwhile, original castmates Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez will revise their roles as Jessie and AC Slater. “I’M SO EXCITED…. here we gooooo!!! @mariolopez…. are you ready for grownup Jessie?! SWIPE for more pics…. Jessie and Slater are back for more fun,” wrote Elizabeth Berkley.
Saved by the Bell ran from 1989 to 1993 for four seasons. It followed the lives of six teenagers as they made their way through high school. The rebooted series will be airing on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, which is set for release this April.
The show joins a roster of other series being rebooted including Lizzie Mcguire and Gossip Girl.