Mark-Paul Gosselaar will be in the Saved by the Bell reboot after all
Zack Morris is coming back to Bayside High.
Original Saved by the Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, EW learned, was in talks to appear in the upcoming reboot of the beloved ’90s series, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, that deal is final. He will reportedly appear in three episodes and be a producer on the new show, which will be released on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock.
Tiffani Thiessen, who played Zack’s girlfriend and later wife Kelly Kapowski, is also in talks to reprise her role on the reboot.
Reps for both Thiessen and Gosselaar did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
When the reboot was first announced in September, Gosselaar said he “was never approached” for it, citing potential conflicts with his current series regular role on ABC’s mixed-ish. As the two shows are produced by different studios, the number of Saved by the Bell episodes Gosselaar can appear on is limited.
The reboot will explore the fallout when Zack, now governor of California, gets into trouble for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High. Josie Totah will star in the lead role of Lexi, a popular and sharp-tongued cheerleader.
Peacock is set to launch in April 2020. A premiere date for the Saved by the Bell reboot has yet to be announced.
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