‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Drama Reboot in the Works

Written by on August 11, 2020

The Recent Prince goes again to Bel-Air.

Will Smith is growing a dramatic reboot of his standard ’90s sitcom “The Recent Prince of Bel-Air” primarily based off super-fan Marc Cooper’s YouTube trailer. In line with The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot, merely titled “Bel-Air,” has been within the works for greater than a 12 months after the four-minute clip went viral when it was posted in March 2019 and caught Smith’s consideration.

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Cooper, an unbiased filmmaker, created and directed the trailer that reimagined the comedy as a drama. He’ll co-write the script, direct, and be credited as a co-executive producer. Authentic sequence producers Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Medina, in addition to creators Andy and Susan Borowitz, will return as government producers.

The gritty drama sequence, which shall be a co-production between Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Common TV, is at the moment being shopped to streaming companies. Peacock, Netflix, and HBO Max are among the many streamers who’re bidding on the reboot.

The unique “Recent Prince” ran for six seasons on NBC from 1990-1996. The present was co-created by Quincy Jones and starred Smith alongside Janet Louise Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, and the late James Avery. In April, Smith hosted a digital reunion with the solid on his Snapchat sequence, “Will From Residence.”

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