The Saved by the Bell revival series has been renewed for a second season at Peacock. It is the first Peacock original series to get an official season 2 order. The revival series premiere about two months ago on the new NBCUniversal streamer.
In the new series, “when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in twenty-two minutes) a much-needed dose of reality.”
Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah and Haskiri Velazquez star alongside Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez, who reprise their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater. John Michael Higgins also stars as Principal Toddman.
“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 showrunner 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.”
“‘Saved by the Bell’ brought a fresh and modern take to the beloved original series that resonated with viewers of all ages,” said Lisa Katz, president, scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Season 1 tackled topical, relevant issues with wit, heart, humor and just the right amount of nostalgia. And we look forward to bringing fans back to Bayside next season.”
“We are immensely proud of Tracey’s innovative reimagining of ‘Saved by the Bell’ for a new generation. The stories told in Season 1 are both authentic and meaningful, and are elevated by outstanding performances from our cast,” added Erin Underhill, president, Universal Television. “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!”