The 'Saved by the Bell' Kids Hate Each Other in First Clip from Unauthorized Lifetime Film
By Antoinette Bueno
It's the first look we've all been waiting for!
Lifetime has unveiled the first footage from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, which reportedly focuses on what really went down behind-the-scenes of the beloved '90s show.
Set to the tune of 1990 hit "Poison" by Bel Biv DeVoe, in the new clip, the photogenic young cast -- Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Dylan Everett), Mario Lopez (Julian Works), Elizabeth Berkley (Tiera Skovbye), Tiffani Thiessen (Alyssa Lynch), Lark Voorhies (Taylor Russell McKenzie) and Dustin Diamond (Sam Kindseth) -- can barely stand each other while posing for a photoshoot.
Most notably, Voorhies is also seen crushing on Gosselaar while he openly flirts with Thiessen.
"She knows you like him," Berkley tells Voorhies as she mocks Thiessen.
"Why does she have to be so flirty?" Voorhies responds.
... Looks like there will be no shortage of drama in this film!
According to Lifetime, hours of brand-new interviews were conducted for the film -- independent of Dustin Diamond's scandalous tell-all book Behind the Bell -- which is scheduled to air on Labor Day, September 1.
Though according to a recent HuffPost Live interview with Gosselaar, the original cast has absolutely nothing to do with the Lifetime film, and in fact, his memories directly contradict the notion that the cast didn't get along.
" ... When people say, 'Oh you don't like talking about it [Saved by the Bell],' it's like, 'No, I don't mind talking about it, it's just that I don't remember.' But also everything I do remember was extremely positive. We still have friendships from it."