Hey – remember when the alarm gave out a warning, and you didn’t think you’d ever make it on time? Well it looks like after twenty five years, you may well be able to make it on time.
NBC have released their plans for their new NBCU streaming platform, or, Peacock, as they wish it to be known. It will have all our old classics on there, along with reboots of such favourites as Punky Brewster, Battlestar Galactica, and, well, one Saved By The Bell.
We all grew up to the mischievous ways of Zack, Slater, and his pals, and they all defined our generation. What youngster never grew up wishing he could have an enormous mobile phone that would enable him to get one over on his headmaster?
We were all there, man. We watched as Zack tried and failed with Kelly, until they both realised they were meant to be together – even through the college years. We were there through Slater’s jealousy of his preppy friend. We were there when Jessie was so desperate to pass her exams, she became a caffeine addicted fiend!
And now, it looks like we will all be here, when Saved By The Bell returns, thanks to the new streaming service.
What is known about the NBCU reboot is that Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley are set to executive produce and reprise their roles as Slater and Spano, respectively, now married with children having to deal with more contemporary issues and hardships – like Morris being elected to governor of California.
The official description even mentions heart throb Zack, who it turns out, has had a successful bid for office.
“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 over privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.”
If none of this sounds mental enough, Mark-Paul Gosselaar was asked about it, and didn’t rule it out…..
“I read it in the trades just like everybody else this morning,” the 45-year-old actor revealed to Variety Monday at the premiere of ABC’s show “Mixed-ish.” “Honestly, I was never approached. I haven’t been approached, and I woke up to the news this morning with a ‘huh’ kind of response.”
Gosselaar said he understood why his phone might not have been ringing. Considering he is under contract with Disney, he would’ve needed to get permission to do a second show for a rival service, which may not have even been approved.
“I kind of understand it ’cause I’m on ABC, so it kind of doesn’t fit into that considering Disney+,” he said, “So, I understand the business side of things, but I had no idea that it was that far along.”
We are huge fans of Saved By The Bell, but we understand why it may not work now. The new premise is very, very, interesting, and it would be glorious to see how they could get Mr Diamond to reprise his role as Screech.
Until then, we only have this, AMAZING, Saved By The Bell reunion video to live with. God… don’t they all look SO young?!?!?