Will Smith announces 'Fresh Prince' reboot coming to Peacock

“We have now simply formally closed the handle Peacock with an unparalleled two-season order from a pitch,” Smith mentioned within the video, which displays him on a digital name with others together with creator/director Morgan Cooper, whose viral video impressed the brand new sequence. “I have been on this industry for 30 years, and that doesn’t occur.”

Smith stuck wind of it on the time and referred to as the theory and the video, written and directed via Cooper, “sensible.” It has since racked up greater than 6 million perspectives.

The brand new sequence, just like the video, is titled “Bel-Air,” for the luxury Los Angeles community the place it takes position.

“Set in modern day The united states, BEL-AIR is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom ‘The Recent Prince of Bel-Air’ that leans into the unique premise: Will’s sophisticated adventure from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” consistent with a information liberate from Peacock.

“With a reimagined imaginative and prescient, BEL-AIR will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, feelings and biases that have been inconceivable to totally discover in a 30-minute sitcom structure, whilst nonetheless handing over swagger and nods to the unique display.”

Smith expressed his pleasure about seeing his hit display showcasing a Black circle of relatives given a contemporary twist.

“The Carlton persona — a Black, younger Republican, modern day?” he mentioned. “The warmth that will probably be stirred up between those characters. It is like, what is the Hilary persona in a global of Instagram and social media?”

Smith will function government director of the challenge, the announcement of which comes at the heels of stories that the solid of the unique display will take part in a reunion coming to HBO Max.

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