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'Saved By The Bell' Reboot Casts Transgender Actress Josie Totah In Lead Role

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actress Josie Totah has reportedly been cast to star alongside Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley in the new "Saved By The Bell" reboot.

According to THR, the new series takes a look at Bayside High after an influx of students arrive from low-income schools that were closed by California Gov. Zack Morris, formerly played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Totah, who announced she is transgender in a 2018 Time magazine essay, has been credited in Mindy Kaling-produced "Champions," Disney Channel's "Jessie," and Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

She most recently had a recurring role in Netflix's "No Good Nick."

Totah is said to play a cheerleader both loved — and feared — by her fellow students.

Gosselaar is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Zack Morris, while Lopez and Berkley are said to be returning as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano.

The series will stream on NBC's streaming service, Peacock, that is set to launch in April.

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