Josie Totah Lands Lead Role In 'Saved By The Bell' Sequel Series

January 7, 2020
Josie Totah is Jessie and AC Slater's daughter in Saved By The Bell Series

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Josie Totah is set to star in the “Saved by the Bell” revival series that will air on NBCUniversal’s upcoming Peacock streaming service. Totah will appear as Lexi, a cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High. The show will act as a sequel to the original “Saved by the Bell” and revolve around California Governor Zack Morris closing down a number of low-income high schools. The affected students are sent to higher performing schools such as Bayside High. Original cast members Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will be reprising their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano, respectively, and serve as producers. The role of Morris was originally portrayed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The original “Saved by the Bell” aired from 1989 to 1992.

Totah, who came out as transgender in 2018, has appeared on “Champions,” “Glee,” “SpiderMan: Homecoming” and “No Good Nick.” Peacock is set to be released in April with 15,000 hours of content. A reboot of sci-fi series “Battlestar Galactica” and a “Punky Brewster” sequel series with original star Soleil Moon Frye are also in development.