One of the distinguishing characteristics of Mark-Paul Gosselaar's Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell was his blond looks. If anyone followed the actor since, they know he has naturally brown hair. Getting back into the role that made him famous for NBCUniversal's sequel series set for streaming service Peacock, he dyed his hair and documented the process on Instagram.
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With the tongue-in-cheek reference, Gosselaar is obviously the one sitting in the chair. Originally the main focus during Saved by the Bell's original run on NBC, the former resident troublemaker of Bayside High and thorn to Principal Richard Belding's side (Dennis Haskins) returns as governor of California. Another difference between the original and the sequel? The original series was a staple on NBC Saturday mornings while anyone can binge anytime on the sequel series once released. The current generation of Bayside students and faculty are on the receiving end of one of his drastic decisions to integrate former students of underperforming schools.
"Saved by the Bell" Sequel Series Details
Gosselaar will be in three episodes of the Saved by the Bell sequel due to his commitment to his ABC series Mixed-ish. Joining him possibly within that small window is Tiffani Thiessen, who plays his wife Kelly Kapowski. She was also on the original run of the series. The two take a backseat to their castmates now stars of the sequel in Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. They reprise their roles as AC Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively. Their child along with Morris' son are students at Bayside.
Lopez and Berkley are also producing. Gosselaar is an executive producer with showrunner Tracey Wigfield, Franco Bario, and Peter Engel on the Sam Bobrick-created series.
The Saved by the Bell sequel also stars Josie Totah, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Haskiri Velazquez, and John Michael Higgins.