Josie Totah is about to star in a reboot of the classic '80s teen sitcom Saved by the Bell and give it a progressive twist. 

Fans might recognize the young actor from shows like Jessie on the Disney Channel or Mindy Kaling's comedy The Champions. In 2018 Totah came out as transgender in an emotional essay for Time magazine. Before that she had been acting in roles as a young boy and felt like she was ignoring a huge part of her identity, the fact that she is a girl. Now she's starred as a girl in shows like No Good Nick on Netflix and soon as the lead in the reboot of Saved by the Bell. 

NBC's upcoming streaming service Peacock has picked up the '80s show reboot, and Totah is its star. Totah will work alongside former stars of the series, like Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. 

Totah called this casting "a dream come true." 

Totah tweeted a link to the announcement from The Hollywood Reporter that she landed the lead role in the reboot. She wrote, "Thank you @THR this is truly a dream come true!!!" The series is expected to launch later this year. 

Totah can finally star in roles that truly reflect who she is and she doesn't have to hide anymore. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Totah will play a spunky, beautiful cheerleader named Lexi, who is one of the most popular girls at Bayside High School. The new part fits Totah perfectly and brings about a huge moment for transgender representation. Former stars of the series Lopez and Berkley will reprise their original roles from the classic sitcom. 

The classic '80s teen sitcom was beloved and is a part of the movement of reboots heading to streaming services. 

2020 is the year of the reboot, and Saved by the Bell is the next victim. It seems every network is pulling on nostalgic heartstrings by bringing back fan-favorite series. But this time they're giving it a progressive twist. 

NBC's streaming service Peacock is rumored to launch in April. 

Saved by the Bell was picked up by NBC in September and is set to premiere later this year. A slew of NBC originals are coming this summer onto the streaming service that is launching in April 2020. More information will come after an NBC investor presentation on January 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Mario Lopez came under fire early 2019 after making some transphobic remarks, but he's since apologized. 

Lopez made comments about transgender children and thought that it was "dangerous" to let them express their gender identity before puberty. But he came forward and apologized after facing criticisms from many LGBTQ organizations. And as a producer on the upcoming reboot, he clearly has no problem casting Totah in the lead role. 

Lopez apologized in a statement, obtained by Newsweek, shortly after he made the comments in his interview. "I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were ... I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful."

Totah is an outspoken activist in the LGBTQ community and has been open with her story. 

On Trans Day of Visibility, Totah told her coming out story to the It Gets Better Project in a YouTube video. The young actor has clearly come a long way and is comfortable in her own skin. Now I can't wait to see the roles that she takes on as her true self.