Following the news that Mark-Paul Gosselaar will be part of the upcoming Saved by the Bell revival, the actor has revealed the first look at his character Zack Morris. Taking to Instagram, Gosselaar shared a photo of himself in the make-up/hair chair on the set og the new series, and it looks as if Zack's glorious golden locks are back again. The stylist working on Gosselaar's iconic look is seen in the photo as well, with the actor joking, "One of these blondes is going be Zack Morris."
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Initially, after the Saved by the Bell revival was first announced, Gosselaar stated that he was not involved. He also said that he had not even known it was happening.
"I read it in the trades just like everybody else this morning," he told Variety, while attending red-carpet premiere of his ABC show Mixed-ish. "Honestly, I was never approached. I woke up to the news this morning with a kind of 'huh' response."
Gosselaar then went on to explain that he likely would no be able to be involved with the project, due to the fact that Mixed-ish is on ABC and Saved by the Bell will be an exclusive for Peacock, NBC's new streaming service.
"I'm on ABC, so it doesn't really fit into that considering Disney Plus, so I understand the business side of things," he said. "But I had no idea it was that far along."
Later it was announced that Gosselaar will be appearing in the series, albeit, only for three episodes as a guest star. However, he will also be working behind-the-scenes, as an executive producer on the new series.
"As far as I know, she will be in an episode or two with me," Gosselaar said, then going on to explain that she initially did not think she'd be able to either as "she was, at the time, working on [Netflix's Alexa & Katie]."0comments
Notably, former Saved by the Bell stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley — who played A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively — will have significant roles in the new series.
Peacock is scheduled to launch later this spring, but as of now, the Saved by the Bell revival does not have an announced premiere date.