Popular ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell” is being saved by something else this time around: NBC’s Peacock, which CNN reports is rebooting the series, bringing original cast members Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez back to Bayside High.
The newly released trailer features — and leaves out — some familiar faces. (Content warning: This trailer contains one instance of strong language.)
Luckily, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Amber Thiessen will be returning for the series, despite not being seen in the trailer, Entertainment Weekly reports. The two initially had scheduling conflicts that pushed their filming until the end of production, which was unexpectedly shut down before they could film their scenes due to COVID-19.
The show’s release date hasn’t been announced yet, so we don’t know if the pandemic will postpone it. The “Saved by the Bell” reboot will be streaming exclusively on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, which Fox News reports will be available in July.
“Saved by the Bell” isn’t the only series the Peacock is rebooting. “Punky Brewster,” “Psych” and DreamWorks’ “Madagascar” will all be getting additional series, sequels or even prequels on the new streaming platform, according to Polygon.
Along with the reboots, Deadline reports Peacock will also be hosting old NBC favorites and releasing original content featuring big names like David Schwimmer, Emmy Rossum and Demi Moore.