It has been reported that Will Smith is plotting a modern remake of his iconic nineties’ sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
According to TVLine, Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, is preparing to pitch a revised version of the show to US networks, with the original Fresh Prince serving as a producer on the project.
During the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday (13th August), NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt stated that he’d “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about [the possibility of distributing the show].”
The original Fresh Prince series ran for six seasons on NBC, from 1990-1996 and starred Smith as a West Philadephia (“born and raised”) teenager who is sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in Bel Air, Los Angeles. The series was produced by legendary music mogul, Quincy Jones, and also starred Alfonso Ribiero as Will’s stuffy cousin Carlton and the late James Avery as his Uncle Phil.
Remind yourself of the series’ iconic theme song (which we know you want to sing along to) below.