School is almost back in session at Bayside High.
Lifetime has released the first five minutes of “The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story,” the TV movie that promises to give viewers a look into the lives and relationships behind the scenes of the beloved Saturday morning teen soap.
The clip begins in 1990 in Cincinnati, where six friends – who will soon become known for their “SBTB” roles of Zack, Screech, Slater, Jessie, Kelly and Lisa — are seen riding in the back of a limo, dishing out their anxieties over not being well-received. Their fears are squashed as the limo rolls up to screaming fans who are holding signs and pictures of the actors and lunging towards the limo to get a closer look.
Like the TV show that inspires it, Lifetime’s pic breaks the fourth wall when Dylan Everett — who portrays teen hearthrob Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his character Zack Morris — and Sam Kindseth — who plays Dustin Diamond and his nerdy sidekick character Screech — stop time and talk to the audience. Kindseth tells viewers that the movie about “America’s favorite Saturday morning show” will be told from Screech/Dustin Diamond’s perspective.
Though new revelations might come in the movie, the clip takes viewers back with a soundtrack that includes the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” and Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison.”
“The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” will air at 9 p.m. September 1.