- Will Smith confirmed the news that a Fresh Prince reboot is on the way.
- The dramatic re-imagining titled Bel Air has been given a two-season order from the streaming service Peacock.
- There is also a Fresh Prince reunion show coming to HBO Max.
It's official the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is happening, and it's going to be nothing like the popular 90s sitcom.
In August news of a remake based on the 2019 viral video, Bel-Air by Morgan Cooper was first reported. The drama will examine inner conflict, what it means to be a Black man in America and also deliver swagger and nods to the original show.
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On Wednesday the Fresh Prince himself – Will Smith – confirmed the news in a video on his YouTube channel and revealed that the show closed a deal with Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service, for two seasons.
Speaking to writer/director Morgan Cooper and writer/executive producer Chris Collins in a video call Will said: "We have just officially closed the deal with Peacock with an unprecedented two-season order from a pitch. I've been in this business for 30 years, and that does not happen.
"They ordered two full seasons of Bel-Air based on the quality of the pitch and the work that you guys have done."
The 51-year-old went on to congratulate the team and said that he is hyped.
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But that's not the only Fresh Prince news. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the show and to celebrate it the cast will get together for a special reunion show on HBO Max which will air around Thanksgiving in the US.
The reunion show will feature the original cast Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and DJ Jazzy Jeff and also Janet Hubert. She initially played Aunt Viv for three seasons before Maxwell took over the role.
James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, died in 2014 following complications from open-heart surgery.
The Bad Boy for Life actor shared a sneak peek on Instagram captioned: "Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we're doin' something for y'all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin' soon to @HBOmax! RIP James. #FreshPrince30th"
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