Peacock’s highly anticipated reboot of Saved by the Bell, which follows a new cast of Bayside college students, is bursting with nostalgia with dozens of nods to the original when it debuts on Tuesday.
As well as having Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Lark Voorhies, Elizabeth Berkley and Mark-Paul Gosselaar reprise their roles, the ’90s sitcom revival replicated the halls of the high school to the red lockers and the’ Go Tigers’ sign. “.
From an old photo of the group of six on the wall of Zack’s (Gosselaar) office to the next generation of high school kids still having dinner at the Max, almost every scene takes viewers on a trip down memory lane.
Back Together: Peacock’s highly anticipated Saved by the Bell reboot, which follows a new cast of Bayside college students, wrapped in nostalgia with dozens of nods to the original
Go back! As well as having Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Lark Voorhies, Elizabeth Berkley and Mark-Paul Gosselaar reprise their roles, the ’90s sitcom rebirth has replicated the halls of the school to the red lockers and the’ Go Tigers’ sign. “.
While returning stars Lopez (AC Slater) and Berkley (Jessie Spano) are once again full-time cast members, Gosselaar (Zack Morris) and Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), who are still married, only make appearances when of the first season.
The show focuses on Zack’s son Mac Morris (Mitchell Hoog), Jessie’s son Jamie Spano (Belmont Cameli), Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez), Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Pena) and Lexi (Josie Totah).
Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns as Zack Morris, who is now the governor of California, who has been criticized for shutting down too many underfunded schools.
He offers to send students from these schools to some of the best schools in the state, including his alma mater, Bayside High.
Bring It Back: Elizabeth Berkley said working on the Saved By The Bell reboot was like ‘coming home’
Taking note: Berkley acknowledged that ’90s teen sitcom “holds a special place in people’s hearts”
Mario Lopez returns as AC Slater, who is now a gym teacher at Bayside High, while Elizabeth Berkeley returns as Jessie Spano, the school’s guidance counselor.
Before Jessie Spano (Berkley) returned to Bayside as a guidance counselor, she earned her doctorate in psychology, wrote self-help books, and stayed away from caffeine for almost 30 years. years.
Tiffani Thiessen portrays Kelly Kapowski, who “started her own wellness brand and sees herself as a doctor of optimism,” according to TooFab.
The cast: (ld) Mitchell Hoog as Mac Morris, Belmont Cameli as Jamie Spano, Dexter Darden as DeVante, Josie Totah as Lexi, Aisha Alycia Pascual-Pena as Aisha and Haskiri Velazquez as Daisy at The Max
Meanwhile, Screech is revealed to be living with a robot, named Kevin, “on the International Space Station” and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) is a successful designer living in Paris.
Berkley recently spoke to People about the feeling of ‘coming home’ while working on the reboot with the rest of the original cast.
She also reflected on the show’s impact on her many young fans in the ’80s and’ 90s.
“Saved by the Bell holds a special place in people’s hearts. It is part of their childhood, and it is sacred. We all fiercely protect this heritage.
Another look at the reboot: Cameli, Totah and Hoog all seen in a classroom
She also noted that while new characters would be added to the series and the original dynamics could be changed, the development team took great care to “make funny winks and nods. for the true fan ”.
The actress portrayed Jessie in the original series and will return as an updated version of the character.
Since then, she has become the guidance counselor at her former high school.
The actress was also happy that the reboot ended up having more sentimental value than she thought, saying, “For a nostalgic show to bring happiness to this world, it’s really meaningful. “
On the pitch: Mario with his whistle and clipboard while with the Bayside team
The reboot is being led by former 30 Rock showrunner and Great News creator Tracey Wigfield.
Production on the series was halted in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and after months of uncertainty, filming resumed in August to complete the three remaining episodes of the reboot.
Early reviews for the series have been generally positive, with many critics applauding the updated themes and the performances of new and old cast members.
Tiffani’s return: Tiffani Thiessen is also set to return as Kelly Kapowski, though it’s unclear in what capacity