A Recent Prince of Bel-Air reboot has been picked up for 2 seasons courtesy of subscription platform Peacock, Variety has confirmed.
The upcoming present, titled Bel-Air will likely be primarily based on a viral video by superfan Morgan Cooper which imagined the sitcom as a drama – and racked up over 5million views.
Cooper will co-write and direct the collection, whereas Chris Collins (The Wire) will function showrunner. Will Smith, who performed the primary character within the comedy collection, introduced the information yesterday (September 8) on YouTube.
Take a look at the announcement right here:
Bel-Air will take the type of a one-hour drama, set in modern-day America, imagining Will’s journey from West Philadelphia to Bel-Air as within the unique collection. The present’s creators Andy and Susan Borowitz will even return as government producers.
The information of the reboot follows affirmation final week of a cast reunion for the show’s 30th anniversary, set to air as a particular on HBO Max later this yr.
The unscripted particular will characteristic Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Joseph Marcell and DJ Jazzy Jeff, and is ready to movie tomorrow (September 10).
The one-off episode will likely be directed by Marcus Raboy, and can provide followers a nostalgic throwback expertise because the forged displays on their favorite reminiscences from the present’s six seasons.
The Recent Prince of Bel-Air ran for six seasons, from 1990 till 1996.