Lifetime will premiere an unauthorized TV movie for the classic 1990s kid series Saved By The Bell. The movie will focus on the off-camera experiences of the six young stars of the afternoon sitcom. According to THR, the film "promises to expose the challenges of growing up under the public scrutiny while trying to maintain a squeaky clean image of their characters on- and off-screen."
Having grown up watching Saved By The Bell, it will be really interesting to see what behind-the-scenes stories they tell in this thing. I imagine there was a lot more drama with these actors off-screen than on.
The movie was cast by the original casting director of the series, Robin Lippin. The TV movie stars Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth (Shameless) as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works (Paranormal Activity) as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural) as Elizabeth Berkley, and Taylor Russell McKenzie (Blink) as Lark Voorhies. You can see a photo of the cast below.
I never ever watch Lifetime, but the curiosity factor of this show has gabbed me, and I'll be tuning in. It's set to premiere on Monday, Sept. 1st, at 9 p.m ET/PT.