Will Smith is going back to Bel-Air. The former rapper & successful award-winning actor has announced plans for a reboot of his classic 90’s family show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
According to TVLine, Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment is working on a remake of the classic ’90s sitcom for these more modern times — which is to say, the same old fish-out-of-water concept, but with smart phones, social media, & such.
A pitch is currently being finalized and Overbrook will begin shopping it around to production companies within the coming weeks. Since this is Will’s pitch, he would serve as executive producer alongside his Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett, and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
During the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday (Aug. 13), NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said that he’d “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it,” although the network has not signed on for anything.
The original “Fresh Prince” series ran for six seasons on NBC from 1990-1996.