Official: ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Reboot Confirmed, Will Smith Involved

THR broke the news moments ago that a reboot of the NBC series is being helmed by Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Medina – all of who were instrumental in the original.

There is a twist.

Tentatively titled ‘BEL-AIR,’ the new incarnation of the show will be a drama and is based around Morgan Cooper‘s highly viral 2019 re-imagining of the series.

Reportedly in the works for over a year, the refresh will also be based around a street-smart youth who moved from Philly to an upper-class neighborhood.

Cooper is also on-board as a driving force, co-writing the script, directing, and is co executive producer.

As for where it’ll land, word is that it’s being shopped to all of the major streaming players – including Netflix, HBO Max, and more.

The original ‘Fresh Prince’ ran for six hugely successful seasons between 1990-1996 and made household names out of the likes of Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Tatyana Ali.

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It goes without saying that touching such a much-loved franchise (that is still popular with re-runs today) is risky business.

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