Will Smith to work on spectacular Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot

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It worked for the Archie comics with Riverdale, and now ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is getting a darker, darker reboot as well.

Will Smith is attached to executive production on a dramatic and dramatic reimagining of the series that made him famous, based on a fan-made trailer video that went viral last year, Variety reports.

The “official” Bel-Air trailer, made by Fresh Prince super-fan Morgan Cooper, had the tagline on YouTube, “What if Will Smith did The Fresh Prince today? Bel-Air, the story of a kid from Philly whose life was turned upside down … in 2019. ”

Reimagined: Will Smith is attached to executive production of a dramatic and dramatic reimagining of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, based on a fan-made trailer video that went viral last year

Since its publication last March, it has garnered nearly five and a half million views and sparked conversations everywhere between fans of the NBC hit comedy and people in the industry.

The atmospheric, brooding trailer successfully updates some tropes from the original series, with intense passages of real-life police brutality as well as the moment when Will’s mother tells him, “The only reason you’re not in jail is that Uncle Phil called a favor! ‘

Fashion choices are also significant and updated until today, with clothing slogans saying “Free Meek” and “What would Meek do” (references to rapper Meek Mill and his battle with American justice at following a contested conviction in 2007).

Incomparable Personality: '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was the show that put Smith on the map and launched his stellar career

Incomparable Personality: ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was the show that put Smith on the map and kickstarted his stellar career

The `` official '' Bel-Air trailer, made by Fresh Prince superfan Morgan Cooper, had the tagline: `` What if Will Smith made The Fresh Prince today?  Bel-Air, the story of a kid from Philly whose life was turned upside down ... in 2019 '

The “official” Bel-Air trailer, produced by Fresh Prince superfan Morgan Cooper, had the tagline, “What if Will Smith made The Fresh Prince today? Bel-Air, the story of a kid from Philly whose life was turned upside down … in 2019 ‘

Cooper will co-write and direct the new project, and serve as co-executive producer alongside Smith, 51.

Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, Andy and Susan Borowitz, the original creators and producers of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, are also executive producers, among others.

It is not yet clear where the new version of the show will be seen, but it is purchased everywhere, including at HBO Max where the original sitcom can currently be seen.

Back in the day: The original Fresh Prince ran from 1990 to 1996, winning Will two Golden Globes

Back in the day: The original Fresh Prince ran from 1990 to 1996, earning Will two Golden Globes

The original Fresh Prince aired from 1990 to 1996, putting Smith on the map as a true comedy star, earning him two Golden Globe nods for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series. – Comedy or musical.

From there it went on to become one of the biggest box office draws of the decade, with films like Independence Day, the first Men In Black movie, Bad Boys, and I Am Legend.

It has not yet been confirmed whether Will will appear on camera to some extent in the new version of the series – an actor by the name of Jerry Madison portrayed his character in the gritty Bel-Air trailer. last year.

From there: The actor and former went on to become one of the biggest box office draws of the decade, with films like Independence Day, Men In Black, and Bad Boys;  seen here in january

From there: The actor and former went on to become one of the biggest box office draws of the decade, with films like Independence Day, Men In Black, and Bad Boys; seen here in january

It is also not confirmed if other favorite cast members of the first iteration of the series – including Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons and Joseph Marcell – would be involved in this new round.

Actor James Avery, who played Phil, Will’s conservative and wealthy uncle, died aged 68 in 2013.

The cast of the show gathered for a tearful tribute to the actor during their Snaptchat reunion last April.

Still to be confirmed: It's unclear if Will would appear on camera in some capacity on the new show - an actor named Jerry Madison (left) portrayed his character in the gloomy Bel-Air trailer of the year last

It remains to be confirmed: It’s unclear if Will would appear on camera in some capacity in the new series – an actor named Jerry Madison (left) portrayed his character in the gloomy Bel-Air trailer of the year last

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