The Saved by the Bell reboot is finally here, and the updated look at Bayside High dropped on Peacock today, and it has been met with pretty decent reviews. The series has a 71% audience score, and 76% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The new sitcom has been rated a 4 out of 5, calling it “the perfect blend of laughs, social awareness, and nostalgia.”
It also includes cameos by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, earlier seen in Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen, worked in Kelly Kapowski, and Lark Voorhies previously worked in Lisa Turtle. One of the original cast members who did not show up again is Dustin Diamond (Screech).
While it is no big shock that the actor didn’t return considering his history with the series, the show did reveal to us what Screech has been up to.
During the new eighth episode of the series named “The Todd Capsule,” the old gang gets back together again and reminisces about some of their most fantastic Bayside memories. Slater reveals at one point that Screech has become quite successful.
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Slater reveals that Screech is so lucky that he and Kevin get to live on the International Space Station so he does not have to deal with all this. Kevin was the robot that Screech built himself in the series.
While Screech may be out in the space and Diamond may not have been approached to appear in the show, Voorhies said that she thinks he may return in a previous interview.
Voorhies told Toronto’s KiSS 92.5 that Dustin Diamond, the almighty dollar rules on that. He wants to be respected and paid, and they would love for him to come back on the set.
He is going through his growing pains, going through his adult issues and all of that, but she is sure that he will be back, granted that they have the perfect contract for him. She is sure he would be back.
Berkley Lauren also brought up Diamond making a return for a potential second season of the series when chatting with Andy Cohen for Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. She said so she do not know if he will be making an appearance.
We will see if there is another season. Maybe it is something to explore, and I haven’t talked to him for a long time.