Will Smith (Pursuit of Happyness) will work as executive producer for the drama reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air according to Variety. The drama-inspired series is based on Morgan Cooper’s (Room Tone) reconstructed version of the original comedy show titled Bel-Air.
The reboot is currently under the works with various streaming outlets including HBO Max, according to Variety.
About 30 years ago, the comedy show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air made it’s debut for NBC from 1990 to 1996 including six seasons with merely 150 episodes. The show featured stars like James Avery (The Brady Brunch Movie), Janet Hubert (21 Jump Street), Alfonso Ribeiro (Catch 21), Karyn Parsons (Major Payne), Tatyana M. Ali (The Young and the Restless), Joseph Marcell (Empire Road), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Coach of the Year), and Ross Bagley (The Little Rascals).
The new modified version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will resemble Cooper’s drama retake on the show.
Cooper will serve as a co-executive producer of the reformed version, alongside Cooper, Chris Collins (The Wire) will assist Cooper with co-writing the script. Collins will also be showrunner and executive producer.
Smith will executive produce through Westbrook Studios and work with Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air creators Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report) and Susan Borowitz (Out All Night).
Miguel Melendez and Westbrook Studios’ Terence Carter will be a part of the production. But, Westbrook Studios and Universal Television will produce the reboot show, Bel-Air.