‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot with Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley to debut on NBCU streaming service Peacock

Pull up a chair, kids. Now turn that bad boy around and pop a squat at The Max diner, because NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service Peacock is rebooting “Saved By the Bell” — and Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will return as cast members.

Peacock’s “Saved By the Bell” reboot hails from Universal Television, and will be written and executive produced by Tracey Wigfield. Peter Engel and Franco Bario will executive produce. Pretty good pedigree there, as Engel was an executive producer on “Saved By the Bell,” as well as spinoffs “The College Years” and “The New Class.” Bario produced on all three of those series.

Here is the new version’s perfect logline:

When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.

Yeah, Zack’s the friggin’ governor.

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SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 3 --Pictured: (l-r) Top: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle; Middle: Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers; Bottom: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Promotional portrait of the cast of the television series, 'Saved By The Bell,' circa 1990. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris -- Photo by: Sheryl Noday/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Media Tour -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris -- Photo by: Sheryl Noday/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Media Tour -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: (back, l-r) Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano (front, l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank .
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'Screech's Woman' Episode 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'Screech's Woman' Episode 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dustin Diamond as Samuel 'Screech' Powers, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 3 --Pictured: Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 3 --Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'House Party' Episode 5 -- Air Date 10/06/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Jeffrey Asch as Maxwell Nerdstrom, Tori Spelling as Violet Anne Bickerstaff -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'House Party' Episode 5 -- Air Date 10/06/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ruth Buzzi as Roberta Powers, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'The Fabulous Belding Boys' Episode 15 -- Air Date 12/09/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'The Fabulous Belding Boys' Episode 15 -- Air Date 12/09/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
The cast in publicity portrait for the television series 'Saved By The Bell', Circa 1991. (Photo by NBC/Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'My Boyfriend's Back' Episode 8 -- Air Date 10/05/1991 -- Pictured: Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'My Boyfriend's Back' Episode 8 -- Air Date 10/05/1991 -- Pictured: Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'School Song' Episode 24 -- Air Date 11/28/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Leanna Creel as Tori Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle-- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ashlee Lauren as Jennifer, Rena Sofer as Andrea Larson -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COLLEGE YEARS -- 'Pilot' Episode 1 -- AIr Date 05/22/1993 -- Pictured: Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
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A rep for Gosselaar and a spokeswoman for NBCUniversal did not respond to our question about his potential involvement.

Lopez, who definitely will be back, played jock and army kid (we won’t call him a “brat,” he was nice), A.C. Slater. Berkley played overachiever and feminist Jessie Spano. The two characters dated throughout much of the original series, which followed a close-knit group of six friends trying to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, Calif.

For now, Universal and Peacock are playing the rest of the details close to the vest. We’re hopeless romantics though, and are hoping Slater and Jessie are married — or at least about to rekindle an old flame.

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Mario Lopez at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!'

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Lily James (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Gina Rodriguez (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez hosts 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square

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Mario Lopez and Bob the Builder help Habitat for Humanity build a home for a Los Angeles family

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Sarah Palin (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez and his daughter, Gia Lopez, arrive at the premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

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Mario Lopez and Alison Eastwood attend Eastwood Ranch Foundations hosts 1st annual Fall Garden Party Animal Rescue Fundraiser

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Mario Lopez (L) and his wife Courtney Mazza attend Mario Lopez introducing Casa Mexico Tequila on WE tv's David Tutera CELEBrations at Beso

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Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza attend the Eva Longoria Foundation's Annual Dinner gala at Beso

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Courtney Mazza, Gia Lopez and Mario Lopez attend the premiere of 'Annie'

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Celebrity stylist Angel Merino (L) and TV personality Mario Lopez attend Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Mario Lopez hosts 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square

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Mario Lopez (R), Courtney Mazza and their children Gia Lopez and Dominic Lopez attend L.A. Parent's 35th birthday bash

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Mario Lopez at the iHeart Radio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace

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Model Chrissy Teigen (L) visits Mario Lopez on the set of 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Eva Longoria (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez, Grand Marshall of the Miami Beach Gay Parade, attends a press conference

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Actor Joel McHale (L) and Mario Lopez attend BKB 2

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Mario Lopez (L) and his wife Courtney Mazza (R) attend the Life & Style Weekly's 10th anniversary party

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: TV Personality Mario Lopez attends Ferrari's 60th Anniversary In The USA Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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As previously reported, “Punky Brewster” will also be rebooted for Peacock. The new version will star Soleil Moon Frye as a grown-up version of her former character.

The NBCU SVOD service is also rebooting drama “Battlestar Galactica.” That one comes courtesy of “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.

Peacock will be available in April 2020, when it will roll out with more than 15,000 hours of content. We do not yet have a price, but Peacock will be both ad and subscription-supported.

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