What Parents Should Know About the Highly Anticipated Saved by the Bell Reboot
In case you missed it, the beloved '90s show Saved by the Bell is getting a major reboot courtesy of NBC's streaming service, Peacock, which is streaming on Stan. Starring some familiar faces like Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, and John Michael Higgins as Principal Toddman, the new series has a fresh, satirical spin that's sure to offer up a few laughs as well as an eye roll or two.
"When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state — including Bayside High," the synopsis reads. "The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can't be solved in twenty-two minutes) a much-needed dose of reality."
And let's be clear, Lexi (Josie Totah), Jamie (Belmont Cameli), and Mac (Mitchell Hoog) — who is Zach Morris's son in the show — deliver when illustrating over-the-top white privilege. Constantly rubbing elbows with celebrities like Post Malone, their biggest life challenges involve not getting their ideal parking spot and being demoted to second-string quarterback.
Naturally, their picture-perfect worlds are shaken up when students from the underserved Douglas High School, composed of mostly nonwhite students, are bussed in. Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Pena), Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez), and Devante (Dexter Darden) aren't afraid to work hard for what they want, whether it's running for student body president or nabbing a role in the school musical.
Geared toward young adults, the Saved by the Bell reboot brings up a slew of important points about race and economic privilege that parents can discuss with kids. Scroll ahead to learn what the revival is all about.