The revival, which hails from The Mindy Project’s Tracey Wig field, will also star John Michael Higgins as Bayside’s new principal; Josie Total as the school's most popular cheerleader; Mitchell Hook as Mac Morris, Zack’s son; Belmont Camel as Jamie Span, Jessie’s son; Haskins Velazquez as Daisy; and Alicia Pascual-Pena as Aisha, Daisy’s best friend. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.” Peacock’s reiteration comes 27 years after the sitcom went off-air.
The original series followed the schemes of Zack Morris (Gosselaar) and his fellow Bayside High friends Slater, Jessie, Kelly, Screech (Dustin Diamond), and Lisa (Lark Voorhees). In an interview with Line in 2016, Saved by the Bell executive producer Peter Angel offered a blunt response when asked if he believed the two were still married.
The reboot of NBC’s Saved by the Bell was released today, November 25, 2021. Some viewers may be wondering if Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris and Tiffany Giessen, who portrayed Kelly Kaposi ever got married or dated in real life.
According to Complex, Zack and Kelly did date in real life. According to the article, Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the show, revealed that Gosselaar and Giessen had an on-again, off-again romance off the screen.
The romance, according to Diamond, lasted until Saved by the Bell: The College Years, which is where Gosselaar met his first wife Lisa Ann Russell. She played an extra on the show, and they were married for 14 years and have two children together; son Michael Charles, who was born in 2004, and daughter Ava Loren, who was born in 2006.
They’re just stuck in their sort of glory days, and it makes it a much more fun character to play.” We're less than a month out from the premiere of the reimagined version of Saved By the Bell, and Peacock just made the wait even more worthwhile by dropping a new trailer.
Peacock We actually get a couple of glimpses at the couple throughout the sneak peek, some of which also involve Saved by the Bell Dogs Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, a.k.a. John Michael Higgins, who stars as Principal Todd man, can also be seen, in addition to members of the new class including Zack and Kelly's son, Mac (Mitchell Hook) and Jessie's son, Jamie (Belmont Camel).
They're joined by fellow students Daisy (Haskins Velazquez), Aisha (Alicia Pascual-Pena), Levi (Josie Total) and Debate (Dexter Garden). Saved by the Bell premieres on Peacock Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Fans were initially uncertain whether Tiffany Giessen would be joining the reboot, but thankfully, Kelly Kaposi is back! Making her return even sweeter is that she's now married to Zack and serving as California's first lady.
© Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley are back as AC Slater and Jessie Span. © Phillip Karaoke/Getty Images Mitchell Hook, whose credits include Harriet and Richard Jewell, will play Zack Morris' son, Mac.
Jamie is the captain of the Bayside football team and described as a “sensitive man-child.” © Presley Ann/Filmmaker Josie Total is Levi, the most popular girl and cheerleader at Bayside.
During Peacock's TCA summer press tour, Total expressed, “Getting to play just a transgender role on screen is obviously very rare. The trans actress called the role an “incredible opportunity,” especially since Levi's identity isn't all about her being transgender.
© Cindy ORD/Getty Images Haskins Velazquez will play Daisy, an ambitious sophomore who is excited to attend Bayside High after her local school gets shut down. Velazquez's other credits include Blue Bloods, The Birch and The 40-Year-old Version.
The new series also features the signature “time-outs” to break the fourth wall that Morris was famous for in the original. The series starred Lopez, Berkeley, Gosselaar, Giessen, Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers) and Lark Voorhees (Lisa Turtle) as best friends in high school, navigating everything from prom to drugs to caffeine addiction.
The reboot stars Josie Total as Levi, Belmont Camel as Jamie, Mitchell Hook as Mac, Dexter Garden as Debate, Alicia Pascual-Pena as Aisha, Haskins Velazquez as Daisy, DeShawn Kavanaugh as Colt and John Michael Higgins as Principal Ronald Todd man. © Screenshot: NBCUniversal Slater playing the keys is Screech erasure.
But the reboot isn’t just a bundle of references (which is good; we can’t imagine too many Gen Z’ERS are as versed in the bygone series as us ancient millennials). Mitchell Hook’s Mac Morris, the son of Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Zack Morris, has some trash-like tendencies, while issues of wealth and privilege are baked into its story of students from underfunded California schools getting transferred to tony Bayside High.
Gosselaar is joined by Tiffany Amber Giessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Mario Lopez, all of whom will be resurrecting their roles from the original. Christopher Guest mainstay John Michael Higgins steps into the Mr. Bending role as Principal Todd man, while the new Bayside crew comprises Belmont Camel, Dexter Garden, Alicia Pascual-Peña, Josie Total and Haskins Velazquez.
Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Since his time at Bayside, he’s starred on shows like Franklin & Bash, NYPD Blue, and most recently, vixenish.
She’s also kept busy on the small screen, starring in TV shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, White Collar, and most recently, Netflix’s Alexa & Katie. After Saved by the Bell came to an end, the actor pursued a career in stand-up comedy, where he often used his experiences on the iconic show as part of his jokes.
In 2009, he published a salacious tell-all book about the show entitled Behind the Bell, which hurt his relationships with many cast members. Today, the actor is happily married to wife Courtney Mazda and has three children, Dominic, GIA, and Santino Rafael.
After Bayside, the actress appeared on TV shows including The Bold and The Beautiful and The Parkers. After Bayside, the actor went on to appear in a variety of TV shows including Mad Men and The Bold and the Beautiful.
TV has produced an almost countless number of romantic couples whose milestones and hardships were shared by obsessive fans. That kind of thing didn't often happen on Saturday mornings programming, though, which is just one more reason Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris and Kelly Kaposi were the match made in heaven for young people in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
But when asked if Zack and Kelly would still be married today, teen sitcom mastermind Peter Angel gave an observation that will likely send a lot of people to drinking (malts at the Max). I'll admit that I haven't spent every day of my adulthood caressing a pillow that has “Z + K = 4EVR” on both sides of it, and statistics show us that marriages are more inclined to break down than remain intact over time, but there's nothing about common sense that's going to lift me up from the floor.
As we've seen from some of Saved by the Bell's cast members themselves, real life can be... troubling, to say the least ...so maybe it's legit that Zack and Kelly weren't in possession of what it took to make it into their 40s as a loving pair. It was technically TV veteran Sam Bob rick who created the Saved by the Bell prototype Good Morning, Miss Bliss, but he soon retired, and it's Peter Angel's name that fans are more familiar with seeing on the show's opening and closing credits.
He was there through The College Years and the TV movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, as well as The New Class, which was the last time Mark-Paul Gosselaar played Zack in live-action outside of appearances on Jimmy Fallon shows. That's where the real story behind the caffeine pill episode was shared, along with other intriguing tales from that era.
Zack would probably be the host of a game show or talk show, or he'd be managing a hedge fund; Slater would be a high school football coach; Screech would be Bill Gates; Jessie would have just lost to Donald Trump; Lisa would probably be Vera Wang, or a buyer at Newman Marcus; and Kelly would be married with children and have a cooking show on the Food Network, which has --- and I watch! A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.