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17th Sep 2019

OFFICIAL: Saved By The Bell is being rebooted with some of the original cast members returning

Paul Moore

Saved by the Bell

We’re going back to Bayside, preppy. Here’s what it’s all about.

In terms of undefeated streaks, there are a litany of famous contenders.

Dublin’s current period of dominance is a very strong contender. The Undertaker had an incredible streak at Wrestlemania until Brock Lesnar arrived. Chuck Norris has never slept a day in his life.

They’re all impressive records that the respective holders can be proud of.

However, only one TV character can boast about winning every single high-school wrestling bout that they ever competed in.

Of course, we’re talking about a legend of the Bayside Tigers, Mr. A.C. Slater.

Well, after celebrating its 30th anniversary last month, Saved By The Bell is returning with some of its original stars attached.

Why didn’t they reboot it two years ago? Then it could be called 28 Years Slater and see Mario Lopez’s character wrestling zombies in an apocalyptic wasteland. Now that’s a show!

In terms of plot, we’re told that the reboot unfolds: “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.”

Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano) will be returning to the famous high-school halls. We’re expecting a cameo from Mark-Paul Gosselaar too.

The reboot was announced as part of NBC Universal’s upcoming streaming service, which they’ve called Peacock.

The company unveiled a few more shows as part of their initial programming slate, which includes reboots of Battlestar Galactica from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, as well as a contemporary take on Punky Brewster, with Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role.

Deadline have reported that Peacock has also acquired the streaming rights to Parks and Recreation, which will come to the streamer in October 2020, followed by The Office in January 2021.

The service will also feature films from Universal Pictures.

Peacock is set to launch in the US in April 2020. At present, no date for the Irish market has been announced.

Similarly, just like Netflix and Amazon, it’s very likely that some titles will vary from region to region due to licensing agreements.

You can look at the full Peacock lineup here.

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