The streaming service announced on Tuesday that it has ordered a 10-episode season 2 of the series, which is a revival of the NBC sitcom of the same name that ran from 1989 to 1993.
“I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has 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,” said writer and executive producer Tracey Wigfield in a statement. “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.”
As expected, fans of the show are ecstatic about the renewal news, with many of them taking to Twitter to express their excitement.
OMG saved by the bell reboot was renewed for a season 2 pic.twitter.com/ebQ79zzUJq
— Chrissa (@ChrissaTodd1) January 20, 2021
saved by the bell reboot season 2 pic.twitter.com/vJ0QYjqDDK
— dev patel’s lifejacket (@itsnotfejiro) January 19, 2021
THERES GONNA BE A SEASON 2 OF THE SAVED BY THE BELL REBOOT IM SO HAPPY YESSIRRRR MORE OF MY BABY BOY JAMIE SPANO LETS GOOOOOOO🗣🤚🏽‼️‼️
— ⛅️Rayne|-/🇵🇷 (@wayvessel) January 20, 2021
I am not kidding when I say that the Saved by the Bell reboot was one of my favorite new shows last year, much to my surprise. Glad to see it renewed! https://t.co/44R8tVQuin
— Jeff James (@unsquare) January 19, 2021
oh, hey: the “saved by the bell” reboot will return for a second season. it’s weirdly good!!!
— Margaret Lyons (@margeincharge) January 19, 2021
In the first season of the Saved by the Bell reboot, California governor Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) got into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools. To remedy the issue, he ordered affected students to attend the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High, giving the school’s privileged students a much-needed dose of reality.
Aside from Gosselaar, other original Saved by the Bell cast members that appeared in the show’s freshman run were Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano), Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), and Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle). Berkley and Lopez were part of the main cast, Gosselaar and Thiessen both recurred, and Voorhies popped up as a guest star.
Completing season 1’s main cast were John Michael Higgins as Bayside High’s Principal Toddman, as well as Haskiri Velazquez (Daisy Jimenez), Mitchell Hoog (Mac Morris), Josie Totah (Lexi Haddad-DeFabrizio), Alycia Pascual-Pena (Aisha Garcia), Belmont Cameli (Jamie Spano), and Dexter Darden (Devante Young), all appearing as the new generation of Bayside High students.
“Saved By the Bell brought a fresh and modern take to the beloved original series that resonated with viewers of all ages,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, “Season 1 tackled topical, relevant issues with wit, heart, humor and just the right amount of nostalgia. And we look forward to bringing fans back to Bayside next season.”
Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television which produces the reboot, added: “We are immensely proud of Tracey’s innovative reimagining of Saved By the Bell for a new generation. The stories told in season 1 are both authentic and meaningful, and are elevated by outstanding performances from our cast. We are grateful to our partners at Peacock and the fans for their continued support of the series. We can’t wait to be back next semester at Bayside High – a place where all are welcome!”
The Saved by the Bell reboot, which is the No. 1 show on Peacock, is the second original series from the streamer to get picked up for another season. Last December, Peacock renewed sitcom A.P. Bio, which originated on NBC, for a fourth season.
Season 2 of the Saved by the Bell reboot doesn’t have a release date yet, but since season 1 premiered in November 2020, it’s likely that the new season will launch around the same time this year.