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

Published: Tuesday 11th Aug 2020 by Sam

‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ is heading back to screens.

For, a revival of the groundbreaking sitcom has been confirmed.

And yes, Will Smith is in the mix.

Full story below…

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.


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

But, this genuinely sounds intriguing.

From the drama angle (rather than comedy), to the streaming format, to all of the key players being involved. We’re at least willing to give this a look see. Are you?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Clarkso0o0n August 11, 2020

    Him and his toxic family no thanks

  2. Quincy August 11, 2020

    This has nothing to do with the Fresh Prince, this is ridiculous! #cancel fake reboots!

  3. Jackx August 11, 2020

    Without uncle Phil it’s a for me.

    • Jackx August 11, 2020


      • chilepleaseee August 11, 2020

        None of the original characters are going to be in anyway

  4. MessyBoots August 11, 2020

    This isnt even a reboot then b/c that would imply original characters returning like they did on Roseanne, Will and Grace etc

    This is more of a dramatic re-imagining w/ new characters.

    No thanks. I’ll stick w/ the orginal.

    • chilepleaseee August 11, 2020

      Exactly. They using that word “reboot “ a little too loosely.

    • Lmfao_Hoe August 11, 2020

      My points exactly like if that’s the case keep it. Nobody asked for this. Hollywood always trying to ruin classics with these ridiculous reboots. Also we wanted the original Aunti Viv back too

  5. Pat August 11, 2020

    Horrible acting but I may check it out

  6. Paulo August 11, 2020

    I was ready to scream NOOOOO until I read it’s a drama retake. I’m interested but don’t market it as a reboot. People love the original so much it’s not gonna sit well

  7. i hate bll nn whyy August 11, 2020

    just keep the funny fight scene on the basketball court

  8. Jeans August 11, 2020

    Bad acting! Super bad!

  9. Lyric Jones August 11, 2020

    Oh because your family is perfect. So should people stop supporting your career (job) because of the stuff going on in your family. Think about what you are actually saying…

  10. Gworl Bye August 11, 2020

    Keep it. The original was tired, stopped watching after Janet Hubert left, and Will Smith has never been funny. This one will be just as corny.

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