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Saved by the Bell is back! The first trailer for the upcoming streaming revival does not hold back, giving fans a glimpse at one of the original series' most prevalent couples, Mario Lopez's A.C. Slater and Elizabeth Berkley's Jessie Spano. The pair are together again, and that is not all, as fans get to see Jessie’s son and learn some interesting information about what has happened since the original series ended.
In a world where Zack Morris is the Governor of California, anything can happen. (Well, except for a Screech appearance.) The Saved by the Bell revival trailer gives fans a fantastic look at A.C. Slater, who remains active in the happenings of Bayside High. Now a gym teacher at the school where his athleticism was utilized, Slater's career seems to be working for him, and he seems pretty happy.
Check out Slater and Jessie Spano catching up in the trailer below:
There was a lot of awesome activity to geek out over in this trailer, so it is time to get right to it. First up, the Saved by the Bell revival will premiere on NBCUniversal’s upcoming and affordable streaming service – Peacock. Now that you know where you can watch it let it be known that a release date is still pending.
Now for the moments that fans of Saved by the Bell's original run will want to know about. Based on the trailer, it does not seem like Slater and Jessie’s romance actually survived into 2020. The two are shown talking to each other as if reminiscing after a long break and not talking as if they spent the previous few years together.
I will admit, I am a bit sad over the potential development. Slater and Jessie were a great couple, in my opinion. I wonder what happened and who the father of Jessie’s son will turn out to be. Also, could they be together now, even though the son is possibly for another person? So many questions! Thankfully, Saved by the Bell will be ringing with answers in the near-ish future.
Some past first looks at the Saved by the Bell revival hinted at Slater and Jessie spending some time together, though it wasn't clear how personal or romantic that time might be. Hopefully, if both are single, they can find their way back to each other. Of the original cast, only Jessie and Slater are shown in the trailer, with Slater figuring into it the most.
In some other compelling news from the revival’s first trailer, we get our first good look at the son that Kelly and Zack conceived, whose name is Mac. Slater mentions having dated Mac's mom, after having fought over her, which makes it pretty clear he is talking about Kelly, whose actress Tiffani Thiessen is set to appear in the Saved by the Bell revival. That said, Zack and Kelly’s current relationship status is still something of a mystery.
Noticeably absent is Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle, and Dustin Diamond, who starred as Screech Powers. Voorhies recently spoke out about being ignored for the Saved by the Bell revival. Time will tell if the show eventually incorporates Voorhies’s Lisa, who was a key cast member in the original series, and obviously the only one who would still have any fashion sense in 2020.
A while back, the original series’ executive producer had given a not-so-positive update about Zack and Kelly’s marital status after the show ended. Whatever their current relationship is, Kelly and Zack’s son Mac does get a bit of wisdom from Slater in the Saved by the Bell revival. Apparently, Mac and Jamie Spano will have their own rivalry.
As for Zack Morris, he is brought up but not actually seen in the revival’s first trailer. That does not mean you should give up on seeing him eventually popping up in a promo for the revival. After initially seeming to not be a part of it, Mark-Paul Gosselaar will appear on the series despite his busy schedule.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar has the blonde locks to prove he will be back as Zack at some point. While absent from the revival’s first trailer, Zack’s presence looms large, thanks in part to his son, Mac. Apparently, he is picking up where his dad left off at Bayside High. This leads to the aforementioned clash with Jessie Spano’s son, Jamie. Maybe they're clashing over who gets to start singing "Barbara Ann" first, in this direct nod to the original series.
As someone who avidly watched the original series, I can see where the Saved by the Bell revival will have lots to enjoy for older generations, as well as a lot to offer viewers who are totally new to the world of the series. The only thing that is missing is the multi-camera approach utilized by the original. I would have liked it if the revival had kept that, but it's understandable that today's teens are more in tune with single-cam shows.