Almost a year after it was announced that ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ was being rebooted, the actor who landed the coveted role of Will Smith has been unveiled.
And the reveal was a surprise to him too!
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Rising star Jabari Banks leads the series – which will be premiering on NBC’s Peacock streaming service.
Smith is shown informing the Banks that he booked the gig in a heart-warming Zoom video:
The revival – tentatively titled ‘BEL-AIR’ – has been reimagined as a drama and is based around Morgan Cooper‘s highly viral 2019 incarnation of the series.
Cooper has been on-boarded as director, while Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Medina (all of who were instrumental in the original) are co-producers.
Peacock cemented its commitment to the show by ordering two seasons before it’s even aired.