Peacock, NBCU’s streaming service, launched an early preview this morning for Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers. While the service for now includes on-demand access to classic series and movies — the company plans to have dozens of original series by next year.
One of the most anticipated series is a reboot of “Saved By Bell”. The new “Saved by the Bell” tracks life after the originals leave Bayside High School, and Zack, who is now governor of California, comes under fire “for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside.”
While none of the episodes are currently available, Peacock subscribers got a first look at the trailer of the Saved By The Bell reboot.
Saved By The Bell: Reboot Trailer
Time out! Who’s psyched to see the first #SavedByTheBell teaser!? Check out this flock of first looks from #PeacockTV originals streaming soon. Threaded for your viewing pleasure! pic.twitter.com/XdIZ7BN9tV— Peacock (@peacockTV) April 16, 2020
In the trailer we learn that AC Slater is now a gym teacher at Bayside, and both Zack Morris and Jessie Spano’s sons are students at the school.
“Saved by the Bell” will be part of Peacock’s original slate that includes a reboot of “Battlestar Galactica,” while Soleil Moon Frye will return in an updated version of “Punky Brewster.” Other series coming to Peacock are “Rutherford Falls” with Ed Helms, “Dr. Death” with Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater and a behind-the-scenes docuseries about “Saturday Night Live”
When Peacock launches nationally in July, the service will bring over 15,000 hours of content, which will include news, entertainment, sports, late-night and reality from the various properties around the company. The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.