The Saved by the Bell reboot just launched on Peacock but its showrunners are already looking ahead to Season 2.
The show isn’t renewed yet. That isn’t stopping the people in charge of the reboot to plan for next time.
The top exec on the show, Tracey Wigfield recently said she’s never watched the original’s spinoff, Saved by the Bell: The New Class. She recently said she’s got some time to catch up.
“I promise I will watch it before Season 2 [of the Saved by the Bell reboot], if there is a Season 2,” she said. “I was pregnant, I had a kid, I couldn’t watch The New Class, too. But I went back and rewatched all of the original. I did Good Morning, Miss Bliss through The College Years, as well as Wedding in Las Vegas.
The comments appear to let the cat out of the bag. It’s unclear whether Peacock is dedicated to Season 2. Among the issues blocking the path to another season are reviews that were less than flattering.
‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot In Limbo?
The recently released series has new stars and old. The plot involves Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) as the now governor of California. He’s under fire for closing too many underfunded schools in the state. Those underfunded schools’ students are being sent to wealthier districts, such as Bayside High.
The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids a much-needed dose of reality. Wigfield says the plot of the Saved by the Bell reboot takes on a more adult tone because of the plot.
The showrunner called it “a high school show but a Mean Girls kind of high school.”
There are some who see a path for Season 2 already laid. Stars like Elizabeth Berkley and Tiffany Amber Thiesen said they’re willing to do it.
Showrunners and writers have some missteps as well. Whether they’re big enough to kill a Season 2 is still a question.
Apologies To Selena Gomez
Most of the news around the Saved by the Bell reboot has been whether or not the program gets renewed. However, there’s also some controversy in at least one of the scripts.
Peacock apologized to actor and recording artist Selena Gomez after one particular episode. Jokes about her need for a kidney transplant led to outrage on social media.
The network also pledged money to an organization that benefits Lupus research. For her part, the singer appears to consider the issue over.
Bad press for a new television show is never great. One whose future depends on being wholesome can’t handle its fans getting angry at it.
It surprises no one that Saved by the Bell reboot fans overlap with Selena Gomez fans. However, if Wigfield gets her way, the show will get a shot to make things right.
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