Mark-Paul Gosselaar Says He Has Not Been Approached for Peacock’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot

His character will be the governor on NBCU’s new version, which is bringing back Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 @ 1:06 PM

Despite the logline for the “Saved by the Bell” reboot coming to Peacock — NBCUniversal’s newly-named streaming service — revealing that Zack Morris is now the governor of California, nobody told Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

“I have not been approached,” Gosselaar told “Access Hollywood” Tuesday night during an event for ABC’s “Mixed-ish,” on which Gosselaar stars. But that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be against stepping back into Morris now-political shoes. “I’ve always said that I would love to do some form of it, but . . . they’ve approached two [Mario and Elizabeth] and not some.”

Original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley are slated to reprise their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. The “Saved by the Bell” reboot was announced Tuesday morning as part of Peacock, which will launch next April, extensive slate of original programming, which includes reboots of “Battlestar Galactica,” from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, and “Punky Brewster.”

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.

Gosselaar is set to star on “Mixed-ish,” the second spinoff of ABC’s “Black-ish” which follows Tracee Ellis-Ross’ Bow as a pre-teen, with Gosselaar playing her father. The series premiere of “Mixed-ish” airs on September 24.

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