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Watch the first trailer for the Saved by the Bell sequel
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Watch the first trailer for the Saved by the Bell sequel

Slater and Jessie are back, 30 years after the original show aired

After a sequel was announced late last year, the first glimpse of the brand new Saved by the Bell has landed. Coming 30 years after the original show aired, the reboot’s trailer sees Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley reprise their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano.

Slater is now a gym teacher at the fictional Bayside High School, where the OG show was set, while Jessie is a mum to one of the students. “Remember how fun high school used to be?” Slater says in the trailer. Jessie replies: “Can you believe that was like 30 years ago?”

Another original cast member set to return is Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris, although he doesn’t feature in the trailer. Also taking on the role of a parent, Gosselaar will play a local politician who has been forced to merge Bayside High School with a lower-income school. This narrative will be one of the show’s overriding storylines.

“The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality,” read a synopsis on the Hollywood Reporter last year. 

With the new series following a group of teenagers (some of them children of the original cast), the 1989 Saved by the Bell followed the lives of a group of high schoolers, including Slater, Jessie, and Zack, as well as Kelly, Lisa, and Screech, who grappled with relationships, school, and drugs. 

Despite getting an upgraded cast, the show still seems to retain some of its 80s aesthetic. The new series will be directed by Great News creator Tracey Wigfield, and co-produced and written by original series creators Peter Engel and Franco Bario. 

Featuring new cast members, including Dexter Darden, Josie Totah, and Mitchell Hoog, the show is set to air on streaming service Peacock, though no release date has been announced as of yet.

Watch the full trailer below.