The hijinks at Bayside High were so epic, someone should make a TV show about them!
But the behind-the-scenes antics of the Saved By The Bell stars? That's the stuff of legends! Or possibly myths…
Supposedly inspired by (but NOT officially based on) Dustin Diamond's sketchy tell-all Behind The Bell, which catalogued a LOT of sex and drugs backstage, The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story will likely be a bit less incendiary.
But we'll watch it anyway! LOLz!
The movie is filming right now toward a September 1st air date, but we can't help but wonder what could have been if Dylan Everett hadn't been cast as Mark-Paul, Sam Kindseth as Dustin, Julian Works as Mario, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth, or Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark.
See the actors WE would have cast as our favorite high schoolers …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Luke Benward as Zack Morris/Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Luke was one cool customer as a snowboard champ in the Disney Channel original Cloud 9. He'd bring the perfect amount of carefree charisma to preppie Zack Morris!
Jane Levy as Kelly Kapowski/Tiffani Thiessen
This Suburgatory star could capture the bright-eyed innocence and vivacity of Zack's high school sweetheart.
Carlos Penavega as AC Slater/Mario Lopez
Big Time Rush star Carlos Pena (who changed his name when he married Alexa Vega) has the charm and the arms to pull off Super Mario!
Taissa Farmiga as Jessie Spano/Elizabeth Berkley
American Horror Story's Taissa Farmiga has the dramatic range to play Jessie through diet pills, Showgirls, and everything in between!
Moises Arias as Screech Powers/Dustin Diamond
Hannah Montana star Moises Arias broke out in last year's acclaimed Kings Of Summer, in which he played a lovable weirdo (just like Screech) and more recently got photographed in bed with 13-year-old Willow Smith- kinda sleazy (just like Dustin)!
Paige Hurd as Lisa Turtle/Lark Voorhies
Everybody Hates Chris star Paige Hurd could nail the self-centered sassiness we loved about Lisa Turtle.
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