(Via Hot 97)
The hit show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is reportedly getting a “dramatic” reboot.
The reboot will be titled, Bel-Air and is described as “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.”
Bel-Air has reportedly been in the works for more than a year after the four-minute clip went viral back March of 2019 and caught Will Smith’s attention.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the reboot based on Morgan Cooper’s viral clip is “currently being shopped” streamers and is a co-production between Smith’s Westbrook Studios and original producers Universal TV. Sources says that Peacock, Netflix and HBO Max are among the streamers who are bidding on the potential series. HBO Max is the current streaming home for the original series.
Reportedly, the original series producers Smith, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina as well as creators Andy & Susan Borowitz, “are all set to return as exec producers.” Chris Collins will serve as showrunner, exec producer and is set to co-write the script alongside Cooper.
We’ll keep you updated.