80’s TV show ” Saved By The Bell” gets TV film biopic by Lifetime

Published On June 25, 2014 » 1521 Views» By Darren Dimmick » TV
The popular teens show from the 80’s and early 90’s Saved By The Bell, is to be turned into a film based on Dustin Diamonds no holds barred book entitled Behind the Bell.

The TV film which has been commissioned by Lifetime will be a biopic of both the cast time on and of camera, Diamond who originally played Screech in the show which ran from 1989 to 1993 has been doing interviews promoting the production which will be called Unauthorised: Saved by the Bell.

The TV movie is set to include a number of scandal that Diamond’s book alleges to have happened,including many sexual encounters between the cast members, the smoking of marijuana during the No Hope With Dope episode and the taking of steroids by cast members to get bigger.

In Diamonds book he wrote that everyone in the cast, except him, was sleeping together (including threesomes!), and many were dabbling in drugs. Diamond’s memoir tipped off Hollywood to the fact there was a lot more going on behind the scenes.

The TV Show also brought us 2 movies from the series with the last being Saved by the Bell : Wedding in Las Vegas.

The original series starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zak, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly, Mario Lopez as A.C slater, Dustin Diamond as Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers, Lark Voorhies as Lisa, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie and Dennis Haskins as principal Belding.

Robin Lippin who cast the original series has taken on cating for the new TV film with roles going to Next Generation star

Dylan Everett as Zak, New comer Alyssa Lynch has picked up the role of Zaks love interest on the show Kelly. Julian works who recently starred in Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has been cast as A. Slater, with Tiera Skovbye picking up the role of the lovely Jessie. The writer of “Behind the Bell” which the film is based on who also played Screech in the original series, casting for this role has gone to shameless actor Sam Kindseth, and last of the gang is Lisa who role has gone to Taylor Russel.

Ken Tremblett also announced on Twitter that he has been cast as Principal Belding, Tremblett is probably best known for his portrayal of Keene Act Anchor in Watchmen.

The TV Film adaption is set to air in September on Lifetime.

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