Saved by bells, the 1980s-1990 teen sitcom, is in process of relaunching at Peacock – and the new streaming service seems to be taking a page of Movie Brady Bunch the playbook and make this a self-aware meta-program with clear remarks on its previous iteration. Check out the latest trailer below, which introduces a bit of Jessie Spano̵7;s famous story “I’m so excited!” caffeine pills failed.
Saved by Bell Trailer
Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez return as Jessie Spano and AC Slater respectively, and it looks like both of them may have clung to their high school experience too much in alternating years. Slater works as a fitness teacher at Bayside, curating a dance and reminiscing about his own high school days. And while the trailer takes the time to introduce a new class of students (and throw a Kardashian joke at it, as that’s always hilarious), the video reached a frenetic climax in the moment Jessie wildly recounts her lousy drinking situation with an ignorant Bayside student in the hallway. Personally, I cannot think of a more perfect metaphor for how our culture steadfastly refuses to let go of its nostalgic attachment to youth entertainment.
Here’s the official rundown of the reboot:
When California governor Zack Morris got angry at shutting down so many low-income high schools, he suggested they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state – including Bayside. High. The new student stream gives Bayside kids more privilege than a dose of practical necessity and fun in this comedy inspired by the classic late 80s / early 90s sitcom of the same name. .
The idea of Zack Morris becoming governor of California is as ridiculous as Ferris Bueller grew up to become Secretary of State. But based on this trailer, it looks like the show will be self-aware enough to know that it needs to clearly address Zack’s unusual actions toward civic responsibility. Would a new generation of viewers who didn’t grow up following the original show would pursue these characters the same way my generation did when I was young is still watching, but it will take more than that to get me to activate a new streaming service.
Saved by bells Coming Soon With NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service.
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