Earlier today A+E Networks announced the Labor Day premiere of the Lifetime original movie The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, which tells the behind-the-scenes stories of one of the most popular Saturday morning television shows of all time.
Above are photos of the film’s cast (just click to enlarge), including Dylan Everett, Sam Kindseth, Alyssa Lynch, Julian Works, Tiera Skovbye and Taylor Russell McKenzie, who will be portraying Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Dustin Diamond (Screech), Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Sapano) and Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle).
Here is an official cast photo form Lifetime originally posted by Buzzfeed:
And here is the full press release from A+E Networks followed by some tweets from the set (and off) from Sam Kindseth:
LIFETIME GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF ONE OF TV’S MOST POPULAR SATURDAY MORNING SERIES IN NEW MOVIE THE UNAUTHORIZED SAVED BY THE BELL STORY PREMIERING LABOR DAY
Film Recounts the Hollywood Story of the Superstar Talent That Originated the Roles of America’s Favorite Teens Zack Morris, Screech, A.C. Slater, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle & Jessie Sapano
Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2014) – Lifetime takes a nostalgic look back at the ‘90s TV show that changed the landscape of Saturday mornings with America’s favorite teens. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is filming in Vancouver and the movie will premiere Labor Day, Monday September 1, at 9 pm PT/ET.
With casting by the original series’ casting director, Robin Lippin (Lizzie McGuire), Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) is set to play Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the role of mischievous ringleader “Zack Morris.” Sam Kindseth (Shameless) is Dustin Diamond, everyone’s favorite geek and loveable sidekick “Screech.” Julian Works (Paranormal Activity, Modern Family) fills the shoes of superstar Mario Lopez as the hunky jock “A.C. Slater.” Alyssa Lynch (The High Jumping Witch) plays the role of America’s favorite sweetheart, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, who originated the part of Kelly Kapowski. Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural, Girl in Progress) takes on the role of talented beauty Elizabeth Berkley and her beloved character “Jessie Sapano.” Rounding out the cast is Taylor Russell McKenzie (Blink) who will portray Lark Voorhies and her on-screen persona, the privileged “Lisa Turtle.”
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is produced by Front Street Pictures and Ringaling Productions Ltd. for broadcast on Lifetime. The movie is executive produced by Harvey Kahn (Flowers in the Attic) and Stephen Bulka (Dear Mom, Love Cher). The film is directed by Jason Lepeyre (Restless Virgins) and the teleplay is written by Ron McGee (The Nine Lives of Chole King).
Cast is really chill pic.twitter.com/dHlOs4jMaX
— Sam Kindseth (@kindseth_sam) June 1, 2014
Skating on set is fun, so smooooth! pic.twitter.com/lypKORNgQy
— Sam Kindseth (@kindseth_sam) June 7, 2014
Fun night pic.twitter.com/mhvo0q4CtI
— Sam Kindseth (@kindseth_sam) June 8, 2014