SAVED by the Bell’s Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen have revealed their shock at being snubbed from the reboot of the hit 90s show.
Earlier this week, NBCUniversal confirmed the series will be returning with original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley back in their roles as AC Slater and Jessie.
However Mark-Paul – who played lead character Zack Morris – and Tiffani, who portrayed his love interest Kelly, will not be part of it.
Speaking to Variety, Mark-Paul, 45, said: “Honestly, I was never approached.
“I woke up to the news this morning with a ‘huh’ kind of response.”
It’s little wonder Mark-Paul had that reaction considering the basis of the reboot sees his character Zack is set to be the Governor of California in the reboot.
Asked about the ‘snub’, the actor – who currently stars in ABC’s Mixed-ish – added: “I kind of understand it…the business side of things, but I had no idea [the revival] was that far along.
“I’ve always been interested [in a revival].”
Mark-Paul also told TMZ his former co-star Tiffani, 45, hadn’t received a call either.
He said: “I believe that Tiffani and I, and the rest of the cast, have not been approached yet.”
Saved By The Bell originally aired from 1989 until 1993 and was told from a teen’s point of view, examining the highs and lows of six enterprising teenage students, including their romances and relationships.
It also starred Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies and Dennis Haskins as the school’s principal.
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The revival is being penned by The Mindy Project’s Tracey Wigfield and will find California governor Zack in hot water for closing too many low-income high schools.
He sends the affected students to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High — and “gives the over-privileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality.”
What’s more, fans will see how teenage sweethearts Jessie and Slater’s lives have intertwined once more.
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