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The Saved By The Bell Revival Trailer Has Everyone Talking

Back in the 1990s, there were two places where kids learned about the world: school and Saved by the Bell

The '90s series tackled everything from environmental issues to women's rights, and although the show didn't always hit sensitive subjects the right way, it's remains an iconic piece of nostalgia for millennials. When it was announced that the famous sitcom would receive a revival, there were many reasons to be excited, particularly because the show would bring back Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, and Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski. Plus, it seems like the show won't steer away from handling sociopolitical issues based on the trailer.

Fans will undoubtedly be excited to see the old gang back together, but the show also introduces a new crop of kids attending Bayside High. While a lot has changed since the '90s, it seems the one thing that remains constant is the fact that high school is filled with drama. 

What will the Saved by the Bell revival be about?

Per past announcements and confirmed by the buzzy new trailer, Zack Morris is now the governor of California, and he finds himself in a bit of hot water when his administration is responsible for the closing of several underfunded high schools. His solution? Send underprivileged kids to better-funded institutions, including Bayside High where A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) are molding young minds. 

Based on the trailer, it looks like the series is taking a critical look at how privilege influences people's lives even at a young age. The affluent and predominantly white kids at Bayside High have always had it easy, never having a problem they couldn't solve within 22 minutes. Judging by the tone of the trailer, it seems like there will be a bit of a satirical note to the show, making fun at how the original sitcom took genuinely serious issues and made them seem like they had easy solutions. The revival looks like it may try to revisit some of those easy lessons it preached back in the day with a healthy dose of humor for good measure. 

What fans are saying about the Saved by the Bell revival

Reviving properties from the '90s is nothing new. From Are You Afraid of the Dark? to Daria, people just can't escape '90s nostalgia, and looking at reactions to the Saved by the Bell trailer, it seems like people want to keep it that way. 

Twitter user @kelsterpets writes, "Love the trailer can't wait to watch my old school Saved by the Bell crew and my New school Saved by the Bell crew came together this season." Other fans are attempting to contain their excitement, approaching the reboot with cautious optimism. Twitter user @JTEmoviethinks makes a solid point, tweeting, "The new Saved by the Bell actually looks pretty good! Helps to have one of the writers of 30 Rock behind it." 

The revival was created by Tracey Wigfield, who in addition to working on 30 Rock also wrote for The Mindy Project and Great News.

Get ready to relive your Saturday morning ritual by tuning into Saved by the Bell when it drops on Peacock on November 25, 2020. You can also get ready for the new series by streaming the original show, which is available in its entirety on Peacock and Hulu. You may just pick up on things that flew over your head when you were a kid.