The Saved by the Bell reboot wouldn’t be complete without its lead Zack Morris, and luckily, the character is making a comeback.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar has now closed a deal to appear in the reboot, which will exclusively air on Peacock, the upcoming streaming service from NBCUniversal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the actor is currently a series regular on ABC’s Black-ish spinoff Mixed-ish, he will return to his “preppy” character as the erstwhile king of Bayside High.
THR's insiders say the actor will be in three episodes and be credited as a producer. The same sources say producers are also in talks with former star Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, who played Kelly, to return in some way.
We’ll also see the comeback of original stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, who played A.C. Slater and Jessi Spano, respectively. The reboot will delve into what occurs when Zack, now the California governor, gets into a jam for shuttering too many low-income high schools and proposing that affected students go to the highest-performing schools in the state, such as Bayside High.
The Saved by the Bell revival got the green light to go straight to series in September. Peacock will launch in April, with original shows being added to the summer lineup. A Battlestar Galactic reboot will also be among the exclusive shows made for the NBC streamer.