- Will Smith will produce a remake of his beloved 90s comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alongside “super fan” Morgan Cooper, who remade the show last year.
- According to The Hollywood Reporter, the remake will be part of the drama as it delves deeper into the “inherent conflicts, emotions, and prejudices about what it means to be black in America. now on”.
- Peacock from NBC, Netflix and HBO Max are among the streaming services that are said to be bidding on the series.
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Will Smith will produce a remake of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; based on a re-enactment of the fans favorite comedy, The Hollywood Reporter first reported.
Smith will be teaming up with “super fan” Morgan Cooper, who describes himself as “The Fresh Prince,” who last year produced a viral four-minute trailer that reimagined the 90s comedy. like a contemporary, dramatic drama.
The Hollywood Reporter said sources told them that the remake was made more than a year after the trailer went viral and caught Smith’s attention. Shortly after the trailer was released, Smith followed Cooper for an interview on his popular YouTube channel.
“I watched the trailer that Morgan Cooper hooked up to and it’s called Bel-Air,” said Smith. “
This is the first time I hear something and like Yo, it’s a great idea. ”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Bel-Air” will deliver a “drama” on the TV show and will “go deeper into the conflicts, emotions and inherent biases about what it means to be. blacks in America today. ”
The reboot is said to be being made available to streaming services including NBC’s Peacock, Netflix and HBO Max. HBO Max is the current streaming house for the original series.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ran from 1990-1996 on NBC and made Smith a star in six popular seasons. He will continue to host Hollywood blockbusters like “Bad Boys”, “Men in Black” and “Ali.”
The show was originally produced by legendary musician Quincy Jones, who is also reportedly set to return for a reboot alongside Smith.
A remake of “Fresh Prince” will be among some of the popular 90s TV shows that are being licensed to live fresh on content-hungry streaming sites. NBC Peacock’s new streaming platform recently released a short trailer to re-enact “Saved by the Bell” and last month Netflix released a television version of “The Babysitters Club”.
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