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"Saved by the Bell": Peacock Announces Sequel Series' Bayside High Class Roster
Looks like the Bayside High student body is now complete as NBC Universal announced the remaining cast set for the Saved by the Bell sequel series being developed by their streamer Peacock. Joining star Josie Totah in the 2020 series are Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Pena, and Belmont Cameli.
"Saved by the Bell" Sequel: The New Class
● Velazquez plays Daisy, a smart ambitious sophomore and transfer student. She's excited at the prospect of attending Bayside after her local school shuts down. Velazquez is on the Facebook Watch series The Birch. She's also in The 40-Year-Old Version, currently at the Sundance Film Festival and will be in the upcoming Lost Girls for Netflix.
● Hoog plays Mac Morris, a chip off the old block son of the current California governor. Mac inherited his father's charm and conniving ways likely also the resident troublemaker of Bayside. Hoog was recently in the Netflix series Daybreak, Walk. Ride Rodeo. for Netflix, Harriet for Focus Features, and Richard Jewell for Warner Bros.
● Pascual-Pena played Aisha, Daisy's ultra-competitive best friend. She often plays on sports teams with boys and causes a stir when trying to join the Bayside football team. She is in the upcoming Amy Poehler comedy Moxie for Netflix.
● Cameli plays Jamie Spano, who is captain of the Bayside football team. He's described as "Jessie's sensitive man-child son." He made his screen debut in Fox's Empire. He also appeared in The Husband for Lifetime and will be in the upcoming indie film Most Guys Are Losers.
Also new to the series is John Michael Higgins who plays Principal Toddman. Returning to star and executive produce are Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, and Mark Paul Gosselaar, who reprise their roles as AC Slater, Jessie Spano, and Governor Zack Morris, respectively.
California governor Zack Morris (Gosselaar) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state, including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.
Created by Sam Bobrick, Tracey Wigfield serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer with Peter Engel and Franco Bario. Engel and Bario also performed the same duties on the original 1989 series.
The new Saved by the Bell sequel series is expected to air this fall on NBCU's Peacock.