Mark-Paul Gosselaar says ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot could only work if it is ‘worth it all’

Mark-Paul Gosselaar addresses a potential “Saved by the Bell’ reboot, tells Fox News he would ‘like to see a version that’s worth everybody was on time.’


LOS ANGELES – Could the beloved ’90s show “Saved by the Bell” on a day to return to our tv screens?

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played the role of the iconic character of Zack Morris on the hit comedy series, is open to the idea of a reboot.

“I would like to see a version that’s worth everybody was on time,” Gosselaar told Fox News on the 2018 Television Critic Association’s Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California.

“There is a lot of versions that we see that doesn’t do it justice,” he explained of the current reboot trend. “But I would like to see a version, yes, I would like to see a version that we would all agree on.”

However, the star notes that he has “no idea” where he wants the show, which ran for five seasons and the last broadcast in 1993, to go.

“I haven’t even thought about it,” Gosselaar admitted.

“I think what ‘Cobra Kai’ has done. I think that’s a very interesting way of doing a reboot,” he said of the “Karate Kid” reboot. “I don’t know whether or not we can do that with our show, but I would be interested in something along the lines of that.”

(From left) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Myrtle Spano, Dustin Diamond-Screen Powers, and Mario Lopez as a.c. Slater in “Saved by the Bell.”

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When the first series premiered Gosselaar was only 15 years old and just getting started in Hollywood, now the star, 44, is a seasoned actor with a long list of projects under his belt, including his latest TV show, “The Passage,” which tells the story of a group of death row inmates turned vampires.

Asked if a father has an impact on the roles that he currently takes, Gosselaar said: “well not really” but where the movie does.

“In 20 years I have never had to leave California for a show that I have started, this will be the first time we shoot in Atlanta,” the father of four shared. “It will be a whole other obstacle to tackle, because I’ve never been away from my wife and children, we are going to work. But role-wise, no. There is not too much, because I can separate. I can say, ” I’m an actor.'”

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For as his children — sons, Michael, 14, Dekker, 4, and daughters, Lachlyn, 3, Ava, 12 — interested in the follow of their father’s entertainment footsteps?

“No. Thank God,” Gosselaar said. “Only for the sake that I just don’t want to drive them to auditions.”

However, if they want to act, the former child star says he would be “a very long conversation to see if it was something that she absolutely wanted to do.”

“But I think that there are opportunities for people who are interested in the arts to do it at a later age,” he explained. “My son is very interested in behind the camera, and the opportunities that he has at school, and my daughter also she is a performer, but there are opportunities in the school.

“It’s not gotten to the point where they say, ‘I need to be on the screen’, when I grew up, I wanted on the screen, and I wanted to entertain people.”

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