A reboot of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air executive produced by Will Smith and Quincy Jones is in the works. The reboot has been in the planning stages for more than a year, and is being shopped to streaming platforms including Peacock, Netflix, and HBO.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot will be a “dramatic take on the former NBC comedy that catapulted Smith to stardom after he spent six seasons starring as the street-smart kid who moved from Philly to the upper-class neighborhood.”
Morgan Cooper, the director of the fan-made Bel-Air trailer that the reboot is based off, will co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-executive producer. Smith had spoken favorably of the trailer when it came out, saying: “Morgan did a ridiculous trailer for Bel-Air. Brilliant idea, the dramatic version of The Fresh Prince for the next generation.”
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