Lifetime has released the first clip from their TV movie The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. The movie gives a behind-the-scenes look at the all the drama in the series that we never saw on screen. On camera you would think that Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez, Lark Voorhies, and Elizabeth Berkley were all best buds. Apparently that wasn't the case, and off camera their relationships may have been hostile, as suggested in this first clip. I actually thought it was pretty amusing.
The made for TV movie is reportedly inspired by Diamond’s 2009 book Behind the Bell, which is a tell-all that claimed that when the cast wasn't shooting the show, they were getting crazy with drugs, sex, and wild parties.
It stars Dylan Everett (Mark-Paul Gosselaar / Zack Morris), Alyssa Lynch (Tiffani Thiessen / Kelly Kapowski), Julian Works (Mario Lopez / A.C. Slater), Tiera Skovbye (Elizabeth Berkley / Jessie Spano), Sam Kindseth (Dustin Diamond / Screech Powers), and Taylor Russell McKenzie (Lark Voorhies / Lisa Turtle).
The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story will air on Lifetime September 1st. Having grown up watching this show, I have to watch this movie.