'Saved by the Bell' Is Being Rebooted
It's coming to NBC's new streaming service along with myriad other projects
Published Sep 17, 2019The streaming service wars are just ramping up as a number of companies roll out their plans for new services. NBC may not have the streaming rights to one of its most lucrative shows, but the network has still unveiled a slate of productions for its new service, which as of today has officially been dubbed Peacock.
Among the most exciting projects coming to Peacock is a new Saved by the Bell spinoff series. The show will star Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, who will reprise their roles from the beloved '90s teen comedy.
In addition to the streaming rights of The Office and Parks and Recreation, the service will also include a Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, the previously announced Punky Brewster revival, a third season of A.P. Bio, a second Psych movie, a TV show adapted from a podcast called Dr. Death, a new adaptation of Brave New World starring Demi Moore and Alden Ehrenreich, and a new Ed Helms comedy called Rutherford Falls.
"The name Peacock pays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal — whether it's culture-defining dramas from innovative creators like Sam Esmail, laugh-out-loud comedies from legends like Lorne Michaels and Mike Schur, blockbusters from Universal Pictures, or buzzy unscripted programming from the people who do it best at Bravo and E!," Peacock's chairman Bonnie Hammer said in a statement. "Peacock will be the go-to place for both the timely and timeless — from can't-miss Olympic moments and the 2020 election, to classic fan favourites like The Office."
Peacock will arrive in April 2020.