With television revivals seemingly all the rage — “The X-Files”! “Twin Peaks”! “Fuller House”! — along comes word that Will Smith is planning a reboot of his 1990s comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Citing “multiple sources,” TVLine reports Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is developing the project, which would put a new spin of the show’s premise while keeping its spirit. The pitch is expected to go out to networks in the coming weeks.
Smith would serve as executive producer, alongside Overbrook’s James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Airing from 1990 to 1996 on NBC, “The Fresh Prince” starred Smith as a fictionalized version of himself: a street-wise teen from West Philadelphia who, after getting into a fight on the basketball court, his sent to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in Bel Air. The comedy launched Smith’s acting career.
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