Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lifetime Making ‘Saved By the Bell’ Movie; See the First Photo

They are "rebooting" Boy Meets World with with Girl Meets World Cory and Topanga are married and have a girl, well the '90s and our childhood memories wouldn't be complete until they brought back Saved By the Bell.

Lifetime announced today that it is making The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, a narrative feature that delves behind the scenes of the "hit" teen series. Really hit is a stretch isn't it? I mean it was fun and cooky and occupied our Saturday's when we were too old for cartoons, but needed to be entertained.

But, to do a reboot? I think we all enjoyed the show, but to go behind the scenes? I don't need to know who hated who, who was back stabber and so on, but Lifetime is going on with the plan.

The roles of the six young stars have already been cast, and you can get a first look at them in character below.

Vulture posted the photo.

Here’s who’s who, from left to right.

  • Taylor Russell McKenzie plays Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle). McKenzie recently had a role in the CW pilot Blink.
  • Dylan Everett, known to Degrassi fans as troubled athlete Campbell Saunders, will portray Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris).
  • Newcomer Alyssa Lynch is Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski).
  • Julian Works, last seen in Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, has been cast as Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater).
  • Tiera Skovbye of R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour will play Elizabeth Berkeley(Jessie Spano).
  • Sam Kindseth, who has guest-starred on Shameless, is Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers).

According to THR, the actors were hand-picked by original Saved By the Bell casting director Robin Lippin. Jason Pepeyre is directing the film from a script by Ron McGee (The Nine Lives of Chloe King).

The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story promises to chronicle the drama that unfolded on set as the young cast shot to fame. The film is reportedly inspired by (but not technically based on) Diamond’s 2009 tell-all Behind the Bell, which exposed the star’s R-rated off-camera exploits.

The Saved By the Bell movie is just one of several unauthorized biographical TV movies in the works at Lifetime. The network is also making films about late musicians Whitney Houston and Aaliyah.

The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story is already shooting in Vancouver and will premiere on Lifetime September 1 at 9/8c.

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