The United States is preparing to reboot the comedy series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Will Smith, who starred in it in the 1990s, will serve as Executive Producer for a new project called Bel-Air.
The plot of the film repeats the original story, but the modern version will be darker and more dramatic: the authors plan to focus on the hero’s inner conflicts and emotions and show the life of blacks in modern America. Universal Television is working with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith Westbrook Studios to relaunch the hit comedy series in the 1990s. However, the new project will become a serial drama.
The film will be based on a video by Morgan Cooper. The director reimagined the show in a dramatic way, suggesting that this is what the show might look like if it was filmed these days. The video was posted to YouTube in March 2019 and has garnered 5.6 million views since then.
The series is also expected to tell the story of a young boy’s uneasy journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to mansions in the Bel Air area of western Los Angeles. However, the creators of the drama show plan to focus in more detail on the inner conflicts and emotions of the hero and show how black people live in modern America. Morgan Cooper will direct and co-executive produce. He will also write the script in collaboration with Chris Collins, who worked on the series “The Man in the High Castle” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Collins will also be the showrunner for the project. In addition, Will Smith, Morgan Cooper, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, Miguel Melendez, Terence Carter, Andy, and Susan Borowitz (the original creators) will be producing the new series.
The date of the first night and the site on which the series will be available is not yet known. According to media reports, producers are currently presenting the project to a number of streaming services, including Netflix, Peacock, HBO Max, Amazon, and Apple TV +. Many platforms have already shown interest in the new show. Actors James Avery, Daphne Reid, Karyn Parsons, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali are also involved in the movie.