‘The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story’ Movie to Debut on Lifetime

Saved by the Bell

This coming Labor Day, adults who were children of the 1990’s will get to revisit their youth when Lifetime takes a nostalgic look at one of TV’s most popular Saturday morning programs: ‘Saved By the Bell’

The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story will delve into the experiences of six unknown young actors who were placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen. Those six unknown actors included Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond.

In the made-for-TV movie Dylan Everett (‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’) will be Gosselaar, who played mischievous ringleader Zack Morris; Sam Kindseth (‘Shameless’) will be Diamond, who played loveable sidekick and geek Screech; Julian Works (‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Modern Family’) will be Lopez, who played hunky jock A.C. Slater; Alyssa Lynch (‘The High Jumping Witch’) will be Thiessen, who originated the role of Kelly Kapowski; Tiera Skovbye (‘Supernatural’ and ‘Girl in Progress’) will be Berkley, who played beloved character Jessie Sapano and Taylor Russell McKenzie (‘Blink’) will be Voorhies, who played privileged Lisa Turtle.

‘The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story’ will be written by Ron McGee (‘The Nine Lives of Chloe King’), directed by Jason Lapeyre (‘Restless Virgins’) and executive produced by Harvey Kahn (‘Flowers in the Attic’) and Stephen Bulka (‘Dear Mom, Love Cher’). It will debut on Lifetime on Labor Day, Monday September 1 at 9/8c.