After having its first season's production delayed for quite a few months, Peacock's Saved by the Bell revival went back to filming relatively recently, and it's currently in full promotion mode gearing fans up for its November 25 debut. On top of Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley returning as regulars, we are also "so excited" to see the recurring returns of Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen as Zack and Kelly. Now, it has been revealed that former star Lark Voorhies is also officially returning for at least one episode when Saved by the Bell returns.
Thankfully, NBC's streaming service Peacock put that announcement out into the world along with some visual evidence of Lisa Turtle's return to the Saved by the Bell universe. Check out the first look at the character below.
Woo! To be expected, even though we only see the fashionista's upper body, what we do see looks quite snazzy with that pink-and-black outfit and rocking hairstyle. Considering Lisa pulled off Saved by the Bell's early-'90s fashion better than any of the other characters – some of Zack's sweaters should have been considered criminal behavior – it definitely tracks that she still looks just as classy 25-30 years later.
Rather than putting her against a bland monochrome background, the Saved by the Bell team gave Lark Voorhies a nice setting that ties into what Lisa Turtle is doing these days. Which, to everyone's non-surprise, appears to involve fashion design. Maybe she can design some of Zack's sweaters as the governor of California. Do "governor sweaters" exist in the same world as buddy bands?
At this point, Saved by the Bell appears to have brought back all of the main characters save for Dustin Diamond's Screech Powers and Dennis Haskins' Richard, er, Mr. Belding. Considering Dustin Diamond's post-SBTB history and headline-making incidents, it's questionable if he or Haskins will be back in any capacity. It would be weird if they both stayed absent throughout the first season, considering even Ed Alonzo's Max (of The Max fame, of course) is returning for the revival. I'm definitely hoping there will be more than a few surprises in store for hardcore fans who know all the background characters from the original run. If they could only get Hayley Mills from Good Morning, Miss Bliss to also make a cameo...
Saved by the Bell's revival is hitting the Peacock streaming service on Friday, November 25, so be sure to check it out to see all the awesome callbacks. While waiting, head to our Fall 2020 TV premiere schedule to see what new and returning projects are on the horizon.
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