The “Saved by the Bell” reboot, starring original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, has cast transgender actress Josie Totah in a leading role. Totah will play Lexi, described in press notes as “a beautiful, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High” who is both “admired and feared” by her classmates. The 18-year-old Totah’s credits include NBC’s “Champions” and the Disney Channel’s “Jessie.” She was most recently seen on Netflix’s “No Good Nick.”
Lopez and Berkley starred in the original “Saved by the Bell” from 1989 to 1993, and will reprise their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano respectively in the revival. The new series will explore what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris (played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the original) closes many of the state’s low-income high schools and reassigns affected students to higher-performing schools, including Bayside High.
The show will air on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, though a release date has yet to be revealed.
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