Will Smith Is Reportedly Working to Bring a New Version of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Back to TV

The cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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The cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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Will Smith and his production company, OverBrook Entertainment, are reportedly up to things.

Good things. 

Word on the street, courtesy of TVLine, is that he and his cohorts are in the early stages of developing a sitcom that will be a reboot of the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show catapulted Smith's acting career into the top tier and made him a household name.


A lot of the details and answers to questions that people may have about the project—such as whether any of the original characters will be returning, and especially whether Smith himself will be making an appearance—haven't been released as of yet. The report says that details are still being developed and that Smith will be shopping around the deal to the television networks within weeks. 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is like home-cooked food, and you can catch it on syndication late at night or early in the morning on a feel-good network. People will be looking to its reboot for a similar vibe. 

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.


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