The new Saved by the Bell reboot brought the whole gang back again together… almost.
The upcoming Peacock collection will bring back the SAMT friend group with one particular notable exception: Dustin Diamond , which played Screech in the dearest series. The former child superstar had a rough go from it in the years following the 90s hit, including serving time for multiple misdemeanor charges. He also published a pretty nasty tell-all about his time over the show… so maybe not the very first guy you call whenever you’re linking back up with all the old crew.
On an appearance on Watch What Happens Reside (below), superstar and producer Elizabeth Berkley was asked about her previous co-star. She shared:
“I haven’t talked to him inside a long time — I think considering that we finished the display is the last time I really spoke to him. ”
Ouch! That’s nearly 30 years! Nevertheless , she clarified, she wasn’t avoiding him per se:
“But not due to anything bad, I mean, this individual was always nice in my opinion and he’s had their journey, but really I have kept more in touch with Mark-Paul , Tiffani , Mario and then, from time to time, Lark . ”
You just occurred to get along with everyone YET him — and it is nothing personal? LOLz, OKAY!
As for obtaining Screech on screen, the girl told Andy Cohen :
“I don’t understand if he will make an appearance, we will see. If there’s one more season, maybe it’s some thing to explore. ”
Ch-ch-check out the particular interview highlights (below)!
In one more interview, this one with Entertainment Tonight , TV’s Jesse Spano elaborated on Dustin returning for your reboot, saying:
“Hopefully there is a period 2 . I am one of an entire group of great producers, plus Dustin, listen, I don’t understand, we’re discussing, but I simply don’t know yet. This will depend on the storylines and how they will play out and all of that will, but I wish Dustin nothing but the best. I just haven’t seen him for a lot of many years but I do wish your pet the best. He was usually kind to me. ”
Showrunner Tracey Wigfield told the outlet which they wanted to “invest” in the brand new Bayside students, rather than concentrating too much on the OGs. Nevertheless , she did tease:
“We certainly hear about Screech, like exactly where there’s jokes about what he is doing now, and there are some Easter eggs regarding his life or whichever if you look closely within the show. ”
Despite lingering hope for another cameo, Diamond apparently experienced snubbed for not being inquired back. He remarked in order to TMZ in February:
“It’s some thing we put so much effort and time into. … How do you have got Saved by Bell without having Screech? Right? I mean, it looks like there’s a missed chance there. ”
So much for Friends Forever , huh? Hopefully the display gets renewed so they can throw their old classmate the bone!