There’s been talk about a The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot for some time now, and Peacock now landed the series, picking it up for two seasons.
The series will be an hour-long and it’s based on Morgan Cooper’s popular fan film that reenvisions the 1990 Will Smith led sitcom as a drama. Bel-Air will be set in present times and it will be about Will’s journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the mansions of Bel-Air.
Smith made the announcement on YouTube saying, “we have just officially closed the deal with Peacock with an unprecedented two-season-order from a pitch,” Smith said. “I’ve been in this business for thirty 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. So I want to say congratulations. I am hyped.”
This news comes just over a week after HBO Max announced that they were airing an unscripted Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special that will feature Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Alfonso Ribeiro. HBO Max is exclusively streaming The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Watch Will Smith’s announcement video below.