Peacock has announced their Saved by the Bell reboot didn’t catch the bus on time and have canceled the series after two seasons. Debuting November 2020, the show was quickly renewed and aired season two November 2021.
The series follows a new group of Bayside High students from both “overprivileged” and working-class families, with the latter group having been transferred to the school as part of a plan by now-California Governor Zack Morris—whose administration experiences controversy for closing too many low-income high schools—to send lower-income students to the highest-performing schools in the state.
In a statement released by Peacock, the streamer stated:
“We are so proud to have been the home of the next iteration of ‘Saved by the Bell for both new and OG fans. Saved by the Bell has been a cultural mainstay for more than 30 years and the new series, led by Tracey Wigfield’s superfan enthusiasm and signature witty humor, seamlessly continued the show’s legacy, all while allowing more audiences to feel seen. We’re grateful to Tracey, Franco Bario, our partners at UTV, the beloved cast, and the fans who have continued to champion one of the most iconic shows of all time.”
In 2020, The Koaliiton interviewed Elizabeth Berkley about coming back to the iconic role she created. She said at the time, [Saved by the Bell was] such a beloved part of people’s lives and a certain touchpoint to when things were more simple and happier and just still, even with the new kind of let’s say edge, and all of that, there’s a heart at the core of everything still. This is something that people also loved about it. The human connection, relationships, and dynamics that really were at the heart of it, all the hijinks and everything. But we still maintain that heart with all the humor. So it can bridge both the people who were nostalgic and then the new generation.”