The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story looks at what happened behind the scenes of the ’90s TV show, focusing on the six then-unknown actors who were launched into the Hollywood spotlight. Filming is underway in Vancouver on the Lifetime movie set to premiere at 9 PM Monday, September 1. According to Lifetime, Unauthorized Saved By The Bell exposes the actors’ 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 original series’ casting director, Robin Lippin (Lizzie McGuire), also cast the Lifetime movie. Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) stars as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth (Shameless) as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works (Paranormal Activity, Modern Family) as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch (The High Jumping Witch) as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural, Girl In Progress) as Elizabeth Berkley and Taylor Russell McKenzie (Blink) as Lark Voorhies. Front Street Pictures and Ringaling Prods are producing. Harvey Kahn (Flowers In The Attic) and Stephen Bulka (Dear Mom, Love Cher) exec produce. Jason Lepeyre (Restless Virgins) directs from a script by Ron McGee (The Nine Lives Of Chloe King).