The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is the television show that made Will Smith into the acting giant in Hollywood he is today. The classic line of “In west Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground was where he spent most of his days” is as memorable as any opener in tv history.
It was a smash hit in the 90’s and is about to return in this era of entertainment, but this time the story of the streetwise teen who moves in with his upper-class uncle and aunt will not be a comedy, according to report by Variety.
Smith’s company Westbrook Studios will make it with Universal TV, while Netflix, HBO Max and Peacock are among the platforms bidding to stream it, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Original creators Andy and Susan Borowitz will serve as executive producers, as will Smith and original executive producers Quincy Jones and Benny Medina.
The new version will be based on a viral YouTube trailer that reimagined the series as a hard-hitting drama.
Smith is working on the series with Morgan Cooper, who created the alternative trailer last year.
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