So I don’t know if you saw the fake trailer (above) that came out last year. It’s hella intense. Director and Fresh Prince super fan, Morgan Cooper, put together a trailer for the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but from a dramatic POV. Seriously, watch it.
It went a little viral and Will Smith himself saw it and loved it. Now it’s becoming a reality.
At this time, a release date has not been revealed as the project is being shopped to streamers; it is a co-production between Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television, a rep for the latter production company tells PEOPLE.
The project will be an hour-long retelling of the comedy and will highlight the plight of Black men in America today.
“Bel-Air is a one-hour, dramatic retelling of the beloved ’90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, that leans into the original premise of Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined version, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases of what it means to be a Black man in America today, while still delivering the swagger and fun nods to the original show,” the Universal Television spokesperson says.