Zack Morris & Kelly Kapowski Return to Bayside in New Saved By the Bell Trailer

Watch Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen—a.k.a. Zack & Kelly—make their revival debut in the first full-length Saved By the Bell trailer!

By Allison Crist Oct 27, 2020 4:37 PMTags
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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. 

With the sneak peek, which you can watch below, fans of the beloved sitcom not only get a further glimpse into the revamped Bayside High, but also an introduction—err, reintroduction—to two very famous characters: Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski!

That's right, the high school sweethearts, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen, are back. Even better? They're still together! 

Previous announcements have teased Gosselaar's return, most notably to point out that the once rebellious teenager is now serving as the governor of California—an important factor to remember, as the reboot revolves around Zack finding himself in hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, and in an attempt to fix things, sending the affected students to the wealthiest schools in the state, including Bayside High—and by the looks of the new trailer, Kelly is his First Lady!

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We actually get a few glimpses at the couple throughout the sneak peek, some of which also involve Saved by the Bell OGs Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, a.k.a. AC Slater and Jessie Spano.

John Michael Higgins, who stars as Principal Toddman, can also be seen, in addition to members of the new class including Zack and Kelly's son, Mac (Mitchell Hoog) and Jessie's son, Jamie (Belmont Cameli).

They're joined by fellow students Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez), Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Pena), Lexi (Josie Totah) and Devante (Dexter Darden).

Watch the jampacked trailer below!

Saved by the Bell premieres on Peacock Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Find out even more about the reboot by scrolling through the below gallery!

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Governor Zack Morris

Mark-Paul Gosselaar initially wasn't involved in the series despite Zack Morris factoring into the plot. However, the mixed-ish star ultimately heard from the powers that be and signed on—according to the Hollywood Reporter he'll appear in three episodes and have a producer credit. The best part? Zack is now the governor of California.

Kelly Kapowski

Fans were initially uncertain whether or not Tiffani Thiessen would be joining the reboot, but thankfully, Kelly Kapowski is back! Making her return even sweeter is that she's now married to Zack and serving as California's first lady.

A.C. Slater

Mario Lopez is reprising his role as A.C. Slater, who's now Bayside High's athletic director! He's at a point in his life where he really wants a win, so he sees this new group of kids coming in as that potential opportunity.

Jessie Spano

Like Slater, Jessie Spano, played by Elizabeth Berkley, is back at Bayside as an employee. She's the school counselor, and her son, Jamie, is a student and current captain of the football team. 

Lisa Turtle

Lark Voorhies is set to make a special appearance, reprising her role as Lisa Turtle.

Principal Toddman

Bye-bye Belding—Principal Toddman, played by John Michael Higgins, is the new sheriff in town, which means he's constantly being pranked by his privileged students and yelled at by their entitled parents. But this all changes when Bayside gets an influx of new students and Toddman gets a second chance to really make a difference.

Mac Morris

Mitchell Hoog, whose credits include Harriet and Richard Jewell, will play Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski's son, Mac. He's described as handsome, charming and privileged.

Jamie Spano

Belmont Cameili is Jamie Spano, son of Jessie Spano. Jamie is the captain of the Bayside football team and described as a "sensitive man-child." His other credits include Empire and My Evil Stepdad.


Haskiri 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.


Dexter Darden, who starred in all three Maze Runner films, is Devante, another new student at Bayside. A bit of a loner, he might just end up using the fresh start as an opportunity to reinvent himself.


Josie Totah is Lexi, the most popular girl and cheerleader at Bayside. She's as loved as much as she's feared. Her other credits include The Other Two, Champions and No Good Nick.

During Peacock's TCA summer press tour, Totah expressed, "Getting to play just a transgender role on screen is obviously very rare. There is almost zero representation of people in the trans community. Which, growing up as a young trans girl, I feel like never seeing myself made me never feel truly accepted by the world."

The trans actress called the role an "incredible opportunity," especially since Lexi's identity isn't all about her being transgender. "My character is so many things. She's in theater, she's like evil. She's the popular girl in school," Totah added. "But she just happens to be transgender."


Alycia Pascual-Pena plays Aisha, Daisy's ultra-competitive best friend who grew up playing on boys' sports teams and causes a stir when she tries to play football at Bayside. Her other credits include MOXIE on Netflix.

Zack Attack Is Back!

Luckily for O.G. fans, it looks like we'll get to see all four original co-stars perform a number together as their group Zack Attack during season one!

The Max Lives on

Much like the original, the new students at Bayside spend every day eating at Saved By the Bell's favorite hangout The Max! And yes: owner and original co-star Ed Alonzo still works there.

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