The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a brilliant and hilarious show from the ‘90s that told the story of a teenager named Will, played by Will Smith, who got into problems in his Philadelphia neighborhood and was sent by his mom to live with his uncle in their Bel-Air mansion. We all know the song.
The show was live for six seasons and ended in 1996. After all, these years later, the show is getting a reboot, with the name shortened to Bel-Air, and has even gotten a two-season order from the NBC streamer, Peacock.
This new version of the show will be a much darker drama, really falling into what it means to be a troubled young black man moving from one coast to another, and living with rich relatives during these modern tumultuous times.
The TV show is being directed by Morgan Cooper, it is based on his 2019 viral video that reimagined the NBC comedy series as a drama. He is co-writing the show, alongside Chris Collins, who will work as showrunner and executive producer.
Check out the two-season announcement video from Smith below, and check out the trailer as well.