‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot on Peacock Casts Zack Morris’ ‘Handsome’ and ‘Privileged’ Son, 3 Others

Haskiri Velazquez, Alycia Pascual-Pena, and Belmont Cameli also join reboot


Peacock is rounding out the cast of its upcoming “Saved by the Bell” reboot.

Mitchell Hoog (“Richard Jewel,” “Harriet”) has been cast as Mac Morris, son of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who lead the original 1989 series.

Mac is described as “the handsome, charming, privileged son” of California governor Zack Morris. That’s right — in the new series, Zack has grown up to join the state government, and has now gotten himself “into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state, including Bayside High,” according to Peacock’s description.

Three other new Bayside high schoolers have also been cast, including the son of Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), who was part of the original “Saved by the Bell” friend group along with Zack (Gosselaar), Screech (Dustin Diamond), Lisa (Lark Voorhies) and Kelly (Tiffani Amber Thiessen).

Belmont Cameli (“Empire”) will play Jamie Spano, “the captain of the Bayside football team and Jessie’s sensitive man-child son.”

Haskiri Velazquez (“Blue Bloods”) will play Daisy, “a smart, ambitious sophomore who is excited at the prospect of attending Bayside High after her local school gets shut down.”

Alycia Pascual-Pena (“Moxie”) will play Aisha, “Daisy’s fun-loving, but ultra-competitive best friend. She grew up playing on boys’ sports teams and causes a stir when she tries to play football at Bayside.”

“Champions” alum Josie Totah was previously announced as the show’s star. She will play a cheerleader named Lexi, “the most popular girl at Bayside High who is both admired and feared by her fellow students.”

“Pitch Perfect” alum John Michael Higgins will play Principle Toddman, the successor to Bayside High School Principal Richard Belding, played by Dennis Haskins in the original series.

Mario Lopez will also be back to reprise his role as jock and army kid A.C. Slater, and Thiessen is in talks to reprise her role as Kelly.

“Saved by the Bell” will be executive produced and written by Tracey Wigfield. Peter Engel and Franco Bario will also executive produce, Universal Television will produce for Peacock.