The Fresh Prince is back, but this time with a darker and more dramatic spin.
According to EW, Will Smith is set to reboot the beloved comedy series into a drama. This is based off a 2019 reimagining from Morgan Cooper (see video above). Currently, no network has attached itself to the series. Though given the enduring popularity of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air over the years, we don’t think it will be long until someone snaps it up.
Currently, Smith is looking for a streaming site to snatch up this reboot. Honestly, that’s probably going to be the best place for it. Maybe HBO Max, since that’s where the Fresh Prince is currently streaming. But who knows?
Smith is producing the series via his Westbrook Studios banner along with Universal TV.
Smith will serve as EP alongside original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz and producers Quincy Jones and Benny Medina. Cooper has boarded the project as EP, writer, and director with Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy) boarding as showrunner.
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