Saved By the Bell is Back and It's Heavy on School Politics

80s and 90s kids, brace yourselves. A Saved by the Bell reboot is in the works and it offers the best combination possible: the lovable Bayside crew plus California politics.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “the new straight-to-series comedy explores what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris (Gosselaar's role) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality. Lopez and Berkley will return to play their respective characters A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano in what sources say are new roles as parents.”

So there you have it. Preppy became governor and he’s closing down a bunch of schools. We’re anticipating plenty of references to education funding and maybe even the achievement gap.

We just hope the show will get Mark Paul on board.

Saved by the Bell was a youth comedy about a group of high school students that ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. It was famous, among other things, for broaching serious taboo subjects such as homelessness and teen substance abuse.



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