The New 'Saved by the Bell' Revival Has a Trailer If You're in Need of a Hefty Dose of Nostalgia
It features original cast members as well as newcomers.
Nothing in pop culture every truly dies, and that includes teen-oriented late 80s and early 90s-era sitcoms about high schoolers. Yes, more than three decades since it first hit the air, Saved by the Bell is returning to screens. Sure, you're now past the point of being able to watch it after school each day — but if you want to stream it when you get home from work, that'd be fitting.
After initially running from 1989–1993, Saved by the Bell has actually popped up in several guises since. Two spinoffs arrived shortly after the original show, thanks to 1993–94's Saved by the Bell: The College Years and 1993–2000's Saved by the Bell: The New Class. And, it also gave rise to two TV movies: 1992's Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and 1994's Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.
Now comes a new series that's simply called Saved by the Bell, and also features some of the show's original cast members. That makes it a revival and a sequel, rather than a reboot or remake — although there's a new bunch of teens navigating high school, obviously. And while the likes of Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen all reprise their characters, they're either the parents or teachers of the series' new kids.
Comedy veteran John Michael Higgins also features as Principal Toddman and, if you saw his last sitcom appearance, that's particular good news. Actually, it's a reunion with his Great News costar and that show's creator Tracey Wigfield, who is also doing the latter on the resurrected Saved by the Bell.
Check out the trailer below:
Saved by the Bell starts streaming via Stan in Australia from Thursday, November 26. Details for New Zealand are still to be announced.
Published on October 28, 2020 by Sarah Ward