Will Smith announces ‘Fresh Prince’ reboot coming to Peacock

“We have just formally shut the offer with Peacock with an unparalleled two-period order from a pitch,” Smith mentioned in the video, which demonstrates him on a digital call with other folks which include author/director Morgan Cooper, whose viral video clip motivated the new sequence. “I have been in this organization for 30 decades, and that does not occur.”

Smith caught wind of it at the time and called the idea and the online video, created and directed by Cooper, “brilliant.” It has considering the fact that racked up a lot more than 6 million views.

The new series, like the video clip, is titled “Bel-Air,” for the posh Los Angeles neighborhood in which it will take area.

“Established in present day-working day The united states, BEL-AIR is a serialized just one-hour remarkable analogue of the 90’s sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ that leans into the first premise: Will’s challenging journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” in accordance to a news launch from Peacock.

“With a reimagined vision, BEL-AIR will dive further into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were being impossible to fully check out in a 30-minute sitcom format, while nevertheless providing swagger and nods to the authentic demonstrate.”

Smith expressed his excitement about observing his hit demonstrate showcasing a Black loved ones provided a fashionable twist.

“The Carlton character — a Black, younger Republican, fashionable-day?” he said. “The warmth that will be stirred up in between these characters. It truly is like, what’s the Hilary character in a entire world of Instagram and social media?”

Smith will provide as govt director of the venture, the announcement of which arrives on the heels of news that the solid of the unique display will take part in a reunion coming to HBO Max.

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