'Saved By The Bell': Oscar Winner Matthew A. Cherry To Direct Revival Series Episode
Photo Credit: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Director Matthew A. Cherry poses with the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for "Hair Love" as he attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
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'Saved By The Bell': Oscar Winner Matthew A. Cherry To Direct Revival Series Episode

Matthew A. Cherry has signed on as a director for the upcoming Saved By the Bell reboot on NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock.

The Oscar-winning director of the animated short film Hair Love posted a photo on Twitter of his name card, writing in part, “Day 1 #SavedByTheBell.”

While a majority of the responses to the tweet were positive, a lot of people also used Cherry’s tweet to ask for the return of Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle in the original series and, so far, hasn’t been asked to be a part of the reboot. As reported by Shadow And Act in February, Voorhies revealed her feelings on Dr. Oz.

“I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be a part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members events. Yet, of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that actual decision,” she said referencing her struggles with mental health.

So far, most of the remaining cast members, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will reprise their roles. New cast members include Dexter Darden, Josie Totah, Haskiri Velazquez, Alycia Pascual-Peña and Mitchell Hoog.

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