Barely a month after Will Smith stunned fans with the announcement Peacock – the streaming service attached to NBC – would be launching an official reboot of his breakout series ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ (as we first reported here), the megastar has lifted the lid on news the dramatic take on the sitcom has already been green lit for two seasons!
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.
As seen in the video above, Smith took to his official YouTube handle Tuesday (September 8) to confirm execs at Peacock are already betting the reboot will be a winner as it has already been given a thumbs up for two full seasons ahead of the premiere of season 1.
“Cooper is attached to co-write and direct the project and will also serve as a co-executive producer. Chris Collins will serve as showrunner and executive producer in addition to co-writing the script with Cooper. Smith will executive produce via Westbrook Studios along with Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz. Miguel Melendez and Westbrook Studios’ Terence Carter will also executive produce. Westbrook Studios and Universal Television will produce. UTV was the studio behind the original show as well.”
As of time reported, there is no official premiere date attached to the reboot.