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OTRC: 'Saved by the Bell' Lifetime movie in the works

Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Ed Alonzo, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins, Mario Lopez and Lark Voorhies appear in a 1989 promotional photo for 'Saved by the Bell.' (NBC Universal, Inc)

"Saved by the Bell" is getting the unauthorized Lifetime movie treatment.

The network announced on Thursday, June 19, that it is making a film about the behind-the-scenes drama of the popular 90s TV show, which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond.

"'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story' delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen," Lifetime said in a statement about the film.

The film will premiere on Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. and the cast includes "Degrassi: The Next Generation" star Dylan Everett as Gosselaar, "Shameless" actor Sam Kindseth as Diamond, Julian Works of "Paranormal Activity" and "Modern Family" as Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Thiessen, "Supernatural" actress Tiera Skovbye Berkley and Taylor Russell McKenzie of "Blink" as Voorhies.

Buzzfeed has a look at the actors of the Lifetime film in character. The cast was picked by Robin Lippin, who was also the casting director of the original "Saved by the Bell" series. According to Time magazine, the film will be based on interviews conducted with the cast and crew of the TV series.

No word yet if the movie will include the infamous "I'm so excited...I'm so scared" caffeine pill addiction scene from the show. Berkley spoofed that very scene during an episode of "Dancing With The Stars" in October.

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