NBCUniversal announced their new streaming service will be called ‘Peacock,’ and it’ll launch in April.
And they already have a high-profile show: A “Saved By the Bell” revival.
NBC is officially working with Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley on the new show . . . and other cast members are in talks to return, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
Here’s the premise: Zack Morris is the Governor of California. He gets into hot water for closing too many low-income schools, and so he suggests that the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state . . . including his alma mater, Bayside High.
And the, quote, “influx of new students gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality.” Mario and Elizabeth are back as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano . . . although now, they’re parents of kids at the school.
It’s unclear if Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Kelly), Dustin Diamond (Screech), Lark Voorhies (Lisa), and Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding) have been approached . . . but unless there are any issues, you’d think that they would be.
As far as we know Tiffani and Dennis are still cool with the others. Lark has had some eccentric moments over the past decade, but we haven’t heard that she’s on the outs.
Dustin DID have a falling out with the cast, and he put out a nasty memoir . . . however, he may have patched things up. Dustin is scheduled to appear alongside Mark-Paul, Mario, and Elizabeth at Steel City Con in Pittsburgh in December.
Even better, Mario says he’s bringing back the mullet!
Some of NBC’s other Peacock programming will include a new “Battlestar Galactica” show, unscripted content from Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and Lorne Michaels and a revival of “Punky Brewster”