To drum up more anticipation of what looks to be a rough movie, Lifetime just released the first five minutes of The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. Maybe the release is intended to manage viewer expectations, because after watching the poorly scripted “fight” scene, the poorly scripted “nervous anticipation” scene at the beginning doesn’t seem quite as jarring. Anyway, the most important thing that we learn is that this movie is told from Screech’s (Dustin Diamond) perspective. Which means that the plotlines we hoped to see in the movie — Mario Lopez’s rape accusation, guest appearances from “Tori Spelling” — better be in there, since Diamond dished about them all in his tell-all Behind the Bell.
Watch the clip below: