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'Saved by the Bell': Josie Totah Cast as Lead in Peacock Reboot

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J.J. Totah posing for the camera © TheWrap

Bayside High has found its new leading woman.

Josie Totah will play a cheerleader named Lexi in the "Saved By the Bell" sequel series coming to NBC's upcoming streaming service Peacock.

Lexi is described as "beautiful, sharp-tongued," and "the most popular girl at Bayside High who is both admired and feared by her fellow students."

"Pitch Perfect" alum John Michael Higgins will play Principle Toddman, the successor to Dennis Haskins' Principal Richard Belding, who was the bane of Zack Morris' (Gosselaar) existence in the original "Saved By the Bell," which ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC.

Totah came out as transgender in a Time magazine essay in August 2018. She is known for roles on Mindy Kaling's "Champions," Netflix's "No Good Nick," Fox's "Glee," and Disney Channel's "Jessie." She was also in Chris Kelly's cancer dramedy "Other People."

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