Lifetime is producing "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", a TV movie scheduled to air on Sept. 1. The flick will tell the story of what really happened behind the scenes of the hit early-’90s sitcom. Cast by the original "Saved by the Bell" casting director, Robin Lippin, the six actors who will play the sextet of Bayside High are:
-- Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul GosselaarThe "Degrassi: The Next Generation star" will play Gosselaar, who originated the role of Zack Morris, the school’s big man on campus with an even bigger cell phone.
-- Sam Kindseth as Dustin DiamondThe "Shameless" actor will play Diamond, who originated the role of Samuel “Screech” Powers, the dork.
-- Julian Works as Mario Lopez The "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" co-star will play Lopez, who sported the highest and tightest acid-washed jeans to originate the role of super-sporty A.C. Slater.
-- Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber ThiessenThe newcomer will play Thiessen, who originated the role of everyone’s favorite girl next door, Kelly Kapowski.
-- Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth BerkleyThe "Supernatural" actress will play Berkley, who originated the role of bookish Jessie Spano, who had a weakness for caffeine pills, perms, and misogynistic boyfriends.
-- Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark VoorhiesThe "Blink" star will play Voorhies, who originated the role of superficial shopaholic Lisa Turtle.
"The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" premieres Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.
NOTE: In 2009, Dustin Diamond wrote "Behind the Bell", a scandalous tell-all that revealed what life was reportedly like on the set of "Saved by the Bell". Diamond wrote that everyone in the cast, except him, was sleeping together (including threesomes!), and many were dabbling in drugs.