It has been 30 years since all or most of the viewers fell in love with the cast of Saved By The Bell and now there are rumors that it is getting a reboot.
It might have been almost more than three decades since Zack Morris and his pals last wandered the halls of Bayside High School. But, it looks like it is never too late to be Saved By The Bell because the show is being rebooted with the original cast members. It also looks like the 90s kids are going to have a lot to catch up on when it comes to seeing what our favorite characters have been up to.
I’m so excited. You know I just can’t hide it....💃🏼💃🏼 https://t.co/zoxTUDqCs8— Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) 17 September 2019
The show originally ran from 1989 to 1993, though re-runs kept it alive for years after it came to an end. The story followed the Bayside Gang as they dealt with high school, relationships and run-ins with their principal. The show ended after the gang's graduation, but it lived on in two spinoffs, Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class, as well as a pair of TV movies.
But obviously, it would be pretty difficult to pass off the now middle-aged actors as young students again and for that reason, the reboot is set to take things in a slightly new direction.
Going by a report of The Hollywood Reporter, the new series explores what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris gets into trouble for closing too many low-income high schools. After that, he proposes that the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state, one of which is Bayside High School.
Mario Lopez played the role of the kind-hearted jock A.C. Slater, and Elizabeth Berkley, aka straight-A student Jessie Spano, is all set to come back and that will allow the fans to see how the teenage sweethearts get mixed up in each others’ lives once again. Other sources have also mentioned that Lopez and Berkley will have new roles as parents in the upcoming reboot and while this hasn’t been confirmed it seems like a logical way to tie the characters in with the events of Bayside High.
Both of them are also going to produce the comedy which comes from 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield. The original show, created by Peter Engel is going to serve as the executive producer alongside Wigfield. Saved By The Bell will air on NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service Peacock and the latest streaming service will be home to more than 15,000 hours of content, with exclusive library titles such as Parks and Recreation alongside originals.
Another TV series reboot that is making a lot of noise amongst the fans is 'The Office' and according to a report by Deadline, NBCU’s Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, said is her ‘hope and goal’ to create. 'The Office' ended back in 2013 but it got a second wind through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and a number of fans, especially the new ones have become a fan of the show.
NBCU recently acquired streaming rights to the show, taking it away from Netflix US. While talking about plans, Hammer said, "The Office comes back to the US in January 2021. It is my hope that we can figure out what that great reboot would be. We are having conversations." Reading this, it has become pretty clear that the company is taking an 'if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach to their content but with all the shows coming up for a reboot, it doesn't look like many people will be complaining!