The stars of the “Saved by the Bell” reboot are returning to class for a second season of the relaunched franchise.
Bosses at U.S. streaming service Peacock, part of the NBCUniversal network, have given show officials a new 10-episode order following the success of the revamp, which is set in Bayside High School in California and features the return of original series stars Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Tiffani Thiessen.
“I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has been renewed,” writer and executive producer Tracey Wigfield writes in a statement. “I’ve been blown away by all the love for the show and can’t wait to go back and make more episodes.”
NBCUniversal executive Lisa Katz adds: “Saved by the Bell brought a fresh and modern take to the beloved original series that resonated with viewers of all ages.
“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.”
The renewal news emerges days after original castmember Dustin Diamond revealed he was battling stage four cancer. He did not reprise his role as Screech, which he played for the original four seasons until 1993 plus spin-offs and movies, for the reboot due to financial demands.
– Cover Media