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NBCU Sets Battlestar Galactica, Saved By the Bell Revivals For 2020 Streaming Service

September 17, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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NBCU has announced its new streaming service’s launch date and a couple of big series, including new Battlestar Galactica, Saved By the Bell shows. The company announced the name of the service — Peacock, after the NBC logo — and that it will launch in April of 2020. And along with it will be a revival of Bell and a new story in the Battlestar Galactica franchise.

TV Line reports that the Saved By the Bell series will feature original cast members Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez. While Mark-Paul Gosselaar is not yet confirmed to return — he has his own series, mixed-ish, about to premiere — the series will see his character Zack Morris now serving as California governor and, per the synopsis, “in hot water for closing too many low-income high schools. When he suggests sending the affected students to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High — the influx of new students “gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality.”

As of now, there’s not a lot of news on the Galactica series, which is described as a reboot by TV Line. The series will be overseen by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), who took to Twitter to make clear it wasn’t a remake of the beloved 2004 SyFy series: