‘Saved By The Bell’ Reboot To Star Transgender Teen Josie Totah In Leading Role
The straight-to-series comedy has cast transgender actress Josie Totah…
’90s kids, assemble! Saved by the Bell is officially coming back — well, kind of. The hit series, which aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993, is officially getting a reboot and trans teen Josie Totah has been cast in the lead role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Totah will play Lexi, a “beautiful, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High who is both admired and feared by her fellow students.”
Totah tweeted: “this is truly a dream come true!!!”
The star previously appeared in Disney show Jessie and the Mindy Kaling-produced NBC sitcom Champions – but the upcoming show will be her first major TV appearance since coming out as transgender in a 2018 essay for Time magazine.
Details about the sequel are limited at the moment, but we do know that Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will be reprising their original roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively. Aside from Lopez and Berkley, it’s unclear if any other OG cast members will be featured in the sequel. However, THR did mention that the streaming service has reached out to some fan-favorites, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, about potentially reprising their roles.
The Saved By The Bell reboot will initially stream on NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming platform, Peacock. A premiere date has not been announced.