Written by @kristenshylin_
Over the years, TV and movie reboots have continued to rise in popularity. Next on the roster is a The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reboot.
The remake titled Bel-Air will showcase the reality of the modern Black family and “dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions, and biases of what it means to be a Black man in America today,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Will Smith will be teaming up with film director Morgan Cooper to executive produce the reboot drama series.
The reboot comes after Cooper produced a four-minute trailer in March 2019, remaking the 90’s comedy series as a gritty drama. The trailer went viral on Youtube, capturing Smith’s attention.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the new reboot has been in the works since the video was posted last year. Cooper is said to co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-executive producer for the project.
Streaming services such as NBC’s Peacock, HBO Max, and Netflix are reportedly eyeing the drama series. HBO Max is the current streaming home for the original series.
Original series producers Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Medina, along with creators Andy and Susan Borowitz, are all set to return as executive producers on the remake of the series that ran from 1990-1996 on NBC.
The announcement of the new project comes as streaming services continue to showcase new reboots. Unsolved Mysteries made a return on Netflix in June. Also, NBC’s Peacock recently debuted the mini trailer for the reimagining of the series Saved by the Bell.