Don’t worry, Lisa: Screech can’t bother you on this one
You’re next, Screech. OK, so we seriously doubt that, but Peacock said on Thursday Lark Voorhies will make a “special appearance” as Lisa Turtle on its upcoming “Saved by the Bell” reboot series.
The exciting announcement came two days after the NBCUniversal streaming service revealed the “Saved by the Bell” trailer. Watch that here.
Fans of the original “Saved by the Bell” will probably remember the salacious purported tell-all book “Behind the Bell” penned by Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel “Screech” Powers on the teen series. “Behind the Bell” was poorly received by the rest of the “SBTB” cast — and by book critics.
Diamond has since expressed regret over “Behind the Bell.”
In the new series, when California governor Zack Morris (Gosselaar) gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state — including the affluent Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in 22 minutes) a much-needed dose of reality, according to the streaming version’s logline.
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Lopez star in the new “Saved by the Bell” series, reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater, respectively. John Michael Higgins also stars as Principal Toddman alongside the new class featuring Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah and Haskiri Velazquez.
Tracey Wigfield (“30 Rock”) writes and executive produces the series. Franco Bario and Peter Engel, who produced all of the original “Saved by the Bell” shows together — including O.G. series “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” — are also executive producers on this one. “Saved by the Bell” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” reboot premieres Nov. 25 — Happy Thanksgiving!
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