‘Saved By The Bell’ Renewed For Second Season On Peacock
The streaming service Peacock announced that the reboot of Saved By the Bell has been renewed for a second season. The series will produce 10 more episodes.
“I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has been renewed. I’ve been blown away by all the love for the show and can’t wait to go back and make more episodes,” said writer and executive producer Tracey Wigfield in a statement. “Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot,” she added.
The original sitcom, which aired in the 80s and 90s, was revived last November with a mix of original and new cast members. In the reboot, Zack Morris, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, is the governor of California and decides to shut down some of the state’s lower income high schools and send the students to better schools. The series takes place at Bayside High, the same school from the original show.
The first season centered around normal high school activities, such as football games and school dances, while also tackling more serious subject matter, such as race and class.
The original Saved by the Bell ran for four seasons on NBC from 1989 to 1993. The reboot incorporated as many references to the original series as possible, including appearances from almost all of the original cast members. Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren star in the new show, and Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen and Lark Voorhies guest starred. Berkley is also a producer on the show.
“It’s a very special thing we share,” Berkley previously said to People. “It’s touching to have all these years of people that you care about and that you’re rooting for. We wanted to introduce a new cast but also give fun winks and nods for the true fan.”
Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement that season one addressed relevant issues with “wit, heart, humor and just the right amount of nostalgia” and she said they look forward to another season of the show.
Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television said the network is proud of how Wigfield adapted the show for a new generation.
“We are grateful to our partners at Peacock and the fans for their continued support of the series. We can’t wait to be back next semester at Bayside High — a place where all are welcome,” said Underhill.