Welcome back to Bayside.
On Tuesday, Peacock debuted the first trailer for the “Saved by the Bell” revival series, premiering Nov. 25.
Fan-favourite stars are back, including Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren as Jessie Spano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as now-California Governor Zack Morris, and Tiffani Thiessen as first lady Kelly Kapowski-Morris.
On Thursday, it was revealed that Lark Voorhies will also be returning as Lisa Turtle in the revival after originally not being included.
Peacock told Entertainment Weekly that “when the show picks up with Lisa, she is thriving with a successful career in fashion.”
In February, Voorhies reacted to the fact that she had not at that time been cast in the reboot, telling Dr. Oz, “I have to admit, I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the ‘Saved by the Bell’ reunion, as well as other cast members’ events. Yet, of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision.”
Voorhies said in her conversation with Dr. Oz that she had been diagnosed with schizoaffective thought disorder, which can cause her difficulty articulating her thoughts.
The new series also brings in a whole new generation of students, including Zack and Kelly’s son Mac, played by Mitchell Hogg.
In the trailer, the show takes a meta-comedic tone, referencing the original series, the format change from being shot before a live studio audience to a single camera format without a studio audience, and more.
The show centres upon a new group of students at Bayside, including kids from working-class families transferred to the school as part of Zack Morris’s plan as governor to send lower-income students to the state’s highest-performing schools.
Other classic “SBTB” stars, Ed Alonzo and Patrick Thomas O’Brien also appear in the trailer, though Dustin Diamond’s classic character Screech nowhere to be seen.