The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the '90s sitcom that launched the career of Will Smith, is to get a re-boot in the form of a new series, simply called Bel-Air.
TV network Peacock has released the first trailer of show, which ditches the short-comedy format of its predecessor in favour of a drama series with hour-long episodes. The trailer also suggests a more serious tone.
Here's a clip of the original...
What is the reboot Bel-Air about?
Bel-Air follows the original premise; exploring Will’s journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. However, the new story is described as having a "reimagined vision," delving deeper into conflicts, emotions and biases that could not be covered within the parameters of a 30 minute sitcom.
The upcoming Bel-Air series is based on Morgan Cooper's 2019 viral fan film of the same name. Cooper is executive producing Bel-Air alongside T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson. Smith is also executive producing, along with original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz, and original series producers Quincy Jones and Benny Medina.
Have a look at the trailer..
Where and when can we see the Bel-Air re-boot?
It will be released exclusively through Peacock at some stage in 2022, but an exact date for release has yet to be confirmed.
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