We all know how funny the cast of Saved by the Bell was in front of the camera, but behind the scenes it was a whole different story. And that is exactly what Lifetime is going to explore this September with the made-for-TV movie, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie will focus on the backstage shenanigans of the cast. A press release sent out by the network said the film, “delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky-clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen.”
The cast for the movie includes Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley, and Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies.
Dustin Diamond has a tell-all book about his experience on the show, which includes accusations of drug abuse and sexual debauchery. It’s likely that The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story will follow some of these same touchy subjects. This could be a bombshell movie, so be on the lookout for it on September 1 at 9 p.m.