Alexa & Katie, Netflix’s newest teen-centered comedy looks like it is straight out of the Disney Channel manufacturing facility of hits, however there is a twist. New excessive schooler Alexa (Paris Berlec) is battling most cancers and her greatest pal Katie (Isabel Could) is along with her each step of the best way.
“It is undoubtedly unconventional, for certain,” Tiffani Thiessen advised E! Information.
“We needed to do it in a respectful approach as a result of most cancers is a heavy matter and a troublesome matter to speak about typically,” Berlec, a veteran of Mighty Med and Lab Charges: Elite Power, stated. “So we did some analysis, and we met a woman named Katie, really, at a kids’s hospital, and she or he was telling us her story as a result of everybody goes by it otherwise. I feel the massive factor about it’s your mindset. I feel that additionally helps you with restoration, is the way you have a look at it.”
Alexa & Katie exhibits that “life nonetheless goes on,” for teenagers who’re battling the illness. “It would not outline them,” Thiessen stated.
The present stars Saved By the Bell and White Collar veteran Thiessen as Lori, Alexa’s protecting mom. That is the actress’ first sitcom shortly, however stated the expertise was like using a motorbike, and she or he even labored with some administrators she beforehand had greater than 20 years in the past. Thiessen is thought to legions of followers as Kelly Kapowski, however not all of her costars are acquainted with her Saved By the Bell previous. Berlec used to observe reruns, however Could has by no means seen an episode. “Then I did not wish to watch it as a result of I felt like, oh now I’ll watch Tiffani and it made me uncomfortable,” Could stated, which made Thiessen chortle.
For these holding out hope for an additional Saved By the Bell reunion—or perhaps a correct revival—would possibly wish to cease. Thiessen stated the solid’s reunion on the duvet of Folks and look on The Tonight Present was “sufficient for all of us concerned within the solid.”
Click on play on the video above to listen to extra from the solid of Alexa & Katie. Season one is now streaming on Netflix.