“Saved by the Bell” 31 Years Later: E! News Rewind
This includes the show’s original leading man Zack Morris—once again being portrayed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar—who’s now the governor of California!
Zack isn’t exactly flourishing in the role, though, as he quickly comes under fire for closing too many underfunded high schools.
His solution? To send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state, including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in 22 minutes) a much-needed dose of reality.
Gosselaar will be joined by a number of his fellow cast members from the original series, including the actress who portrayed his character’s longtime love, Kelly Kapowski.
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez are also reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater, respectively. The duo is back at Bayside High, with Jessie serving as the school counselor while her son, Jamie (Belmont Cameli) is a student and current captain of the football team.
Slater, on the other hand, is the school’s athletic director.
Mac is the spitting image of his father, and it’s clear he’s just as charming and privileged as Zack was as a teenager, too.
During Peacock’s TCA summer press tour, Totah expressed, “Getting to play just a transgender role on screen is obviously very rare. There is almost zero representation of people in the trans community. Which, growing up as a young trans girl, I feel like never seeing myself made me never feel truly accepted by the world.”
The trans actress called the role an “incredible opportunity,” especially since Lexi’s identity isn’t all about her being transgender. “My character is so many things. She’s in theater, she’s like evil. She’s the popular girl in school,” Totah added. “But she just happens to be transgender.”