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Saved By The Bell Season 2 - What We Know So Far

Class is back in session at Bayside High as Peacock's Saved by the Bell reboot has been renewed for a second season. 

The new season was greenlit by NBCUniversal and is slated to continue airing on Peacock, the studio's new-ish streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement confirmed a 10-episode sophomore run for the series on the heels of a first season that debuted in November 2020 to mostly to positive reviews. Peacock doesn't release its own streaming numbers, and it's not featured within Nielsen's newly launched streaming rankings, which means there's no way to tell how successful the series was with viewers. But with so little original content on the newly launched streaming service outside of older hits like The Office, and in light of Peacock's decision to cancel its glossy adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World last October after just one season, it seems it went over well enough with audiences to warrant a return.   

In a statement accompanying the announcement, Saved by the Bell reboot showrunner and executive producer Tracey Wigfield declared that she was "thrilled" that the series had been renewed. "I've been blown away by all the love for the show and can't wait to go back and make more episodes," she continued. "Hopefully, we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot."

Additionally, president scripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Lisa Katz praised the series' first season for many of the same things critics had — its cast, self-aware humor, and timely take on social issues. "Saved by the Bell brought a fresh and modern take to the beloved original series that resonated with viewers of all ages," she said. "Season One tackled topical, relevant issues with wit, heart, humor, and just the right amount of nostalgia." 

Now that the reboot is officially on the books, what can viewers expect when they return to Bayside High? Here's everything we currently know about season 2 of the Saved by the Bell reboot. 

What's the release date for season 2 of the Saved by the Bell reboot?

After it was officially announced last January that fans of the silly '90s high school sitcom could expect to return to the beloved Bayside HIgh, details slowly trickled out when the series would eventually premiere. And early on in filming, production was halted on the series due to COVID-19-related production shutdowns that affected the entire industry. After returning to filming under stricter protocols, Season 1 eventually dropped all ten of its episodes on Thanksgiving 2020, and fans were quick to binge the entirety of the 30-minute comedy. 

With the announcement of season 2 came no clear indication of when fans could expect to catch the newest class of Bayside students back in the high school's halls, and it will likely remain unclear for a while. That's because the production shutdowns that impacted filming on the first season are still an issue. Many studios and networks have made efforts to resume filming on their series with extra caution and a load of set protocols, even abstaining from the traditional fall TV season to provide proper time to shoot under new set restrictions. 

But the pandemic is still a major issue, and scripts likely still need to be written, meaning the studio may opt to wait a little longer before they start working on season 2. And that could mean fans aren't getting another season until late 2021 or even early 2022. 

Who's in the cast of season 2 of the Saved by the Bell reboot?

The reboot balanced celebrating the iconic origins of hit '90s teen show with a whole new (and younger) generation's humor, fashion, and pop culture. To do that, the show mixed a little bit of the old(er) with the new. The series core cast and new class were comprised of both the original crew's kids and a handful of newcomers from a neighboring school shut down by the one and only Governor Zack Morris. 

Among the Bayside royalty were Mitchell Hoog, who starred as Zack's smooth-talking son Mac Morris, and Belmont Cameli, who played Jamie Spano, the himbo son of Jesse Spano. They were joined by fellow Bayside students Lexi, played by actress Jossie Totah and the Gen-Z Principal Belding equivalent Principal Toddman (John Michael Higgins). Counted among the interlopers were Haskiri Velazquez as Daisy Jiménezit, essentially the reboot's new Zack Morris — but minus most of the Zack Morris — Dexter Darden as subdued vocal star Devante Young, and quarterbacking Aisha Garcia, played by Alycia Pascual-Peña. 

In addition to Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Elizabeth Berkley's returns in their respective original roles, Mario Lopez starred as gym-rat turned gym teacher A.C. Slater, with fewer appearances by Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski-Morris, the governor's wife, and a cameo from Lark Voorhies' still fashion-forward Lisa Turtle. The only two original main cast members who didn't appear were Belding's Dennis Haskins and Dustin Diamond's Screech Powers, who was recently diagnosed with cancer

While no casting confirmations have been announced, it seems safe to say the core cast of Bayside High's newest class is likely to return, as are original regulars Berkley and Lopez. Gosselaar, Thiessen, and Voorhies' could also make appearances, in addition to the possibility of seeing Screech, according to showrunner Tracey Wigfield. 

What's the plot of season 2 of the Saved by the Bell reboot?

Following season one's release in November 2020, much of the cast vocalized excitement about a potential second go if greenlit. That includes star Haskiri Velazquez, who shared her wish to see her character Daisy Jiménezit break the fourth wall alongside the original Saved by the Bell time-stopper Zack Morris. In an interview with Comicbook.com, other younger members of the cast also shared what they might want to see if — and as we now know, when — the show got its second season. 

In addition to wanting to see more for their characters in terms of the personal (or romantic) passions, many noted that they wanted to see some more homages to the original series. Velazquez singled out Lisa Turtle as one character she wanted more of in season 2, while Cameli pointed to the "'Rockumentary' episode" as one storytline he'd like to see reimagined in the reboot. "I love how the original wasn't afraid to just get totally weird at some points," he said. 

Hoog noted that he'd seen fans discussing the possibility of a Daisy and Mac romance in addition to his desire for more of Mac and Zack's bond. And as for Darden, not only was he hoping for a romance for his character, but possibly a trip to the beach. "Remember when they did that season when they're all in the beach, and they were like volunteering at the beach club?" Darden said. "Anything that we can do to continue to pay homage to the original series in a new and creative way." 

The season 2 renewal announcement features no details about what might be coming up in the show's sophomore run. That means that fans mostly have the actor's wishes and a coronavirus joke in the finale that could signal the virus is coming to Bayside. But what is certainly a possibility is that showrunner Wigfield — who has seen all the Saved by the Bell content minus The New Class, according to TVLine — will pack in more homages, more humor, and maybe another cameo or two.