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There Were Plans For Dustin Diamond To Appear in Season Two of the 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot

There Were Plans For Dustin Diamond To Appear in Season Two of the 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot

Dustin Diamond was the only original star absent from the Saved By The Bell reboot during its first season.

The late actor, who played Samuel “Screech” Powers, in the original series, its’ predecessor Good Morning, Miss Bliss, The New Class and the College Years series, was hoping to reprise his role at least one more time.

His longtime manager, Roger Paul, shared with People. “He was upset that he wasn’t asked to be a part of the reboot, but he talked to one of the executive producers about possibly coming to appear on the second season and he was happy about that.”

Screech was mentioned in the reboot, and the show shared that he was in space with his robot Kevin.

“He played such an iconic character and he just became pigeonholed for that. He wanted to play different kinds of characters but he couldn’t break through. It was tough,” Roger added about Dustin, who came around to embracing his iconic character.

He continued, “He fought it, but then he learned to embrace his character. He realized how important Screech was to so many kids, and he helped so many kids who were bullied over the years, helped them use humor.”

Dustin sadly passed away at the young age of 44 from Stage IV Lung Cancer on Monday (February 1).

Many of his Saved by The Bell co-stars have paid tribute to him on social media.

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