Saved by the Bell restarts John Michael Higgins as new director
With Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) and Mario Lopez (The X Factor) ready to reprise their iconic Saved by the Bell roles for the next reboot on NBC Peacock's next streaming service, John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) joined the cast as Bayside's new principal according to TheWrap.
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Higgins is to star director Toddman, successor to director Richard Belding of Dennis Haskins, who was the enemy of Mark-Paul Gosselaar's Zack Morris, in the original series that aired from 1989 to 1993 on NBC, as well as its derivatives. The character's official description reads "" beleaguered "Toddman, who is constantly being tricked by his privileged students and shouted by his parents. But that all changes when Bayside gets an influx of new low-income students and Toddman has a second chance. to really make a difference. ”
Lopez and Berkley officially reprise their roles in the new series, which Tracey Wigfield has attached as a screenwriter and executive producer. Peacock is in talks with other cast members, such as Gosselaar, to also return to the series, which seems likely considering the official line of the series.
“When California Governor Zack Morris goes into hot water for shutting down many low-income schools, he proposes that they send affected students to the state's top-performing schools – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives Bayside's most privileged children a much needed and hilarious dose of reality. "
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Peacock will be launched in April 2020 with an advertising and subscription model available at launch. Other NBCUniversal programs scheduled to air on the service include Bates Motel, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Better, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The King of Queens, Married… with Children, Monk, Parks and Recreation (exclusive, available October 2020), Parenthood, Psych, The Royal Housewives, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, 30 Rock, Top Chef and Will & Grace .