Trans actor Josie Totah to star in ‘Saved by the Bell’ sequel

She joins original stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley

The forthcoming Saved by the Bell television sequel has cast its lead. Josie Totah, who came out as trans in 2018, will be starring in the upcoming series.

The Champions breakout star will act in the half-hour comedy sequel, which comes from Tracey Wigfield. The series is anticipated for release this year on NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, Peacock. Totah will star as Lexi, a cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High, who is “both admired and feared by her fellow students,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
 


Totah will be joining original stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, who will be reprising their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. The sequel will follow what happens when California Governor Zack Morris is under fire for closing too many low-income high schools, proposing that the affected students get sent to some of the best schools in the state, including his former school, Bayside High.

NBC’s streaming service is set for launch in April.