It's not a reboot, but a dramatic re-imagining of the original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Will Smith just released the trailer for Bel-Air and he hand-picked the young actor, Jabari Banks, to fill his shoes.
“With this dramatic reimagining, we wanted to create a show that stands on its own while honoring the spirit and innovation of the original series. Because Bel-Air is a drama, we’re able to really peel back the layers of these characters and themes in a way that you simply couldn’t do 30 years ago in the half-hour sitcom format. We’re able to go have tough conversations that challenge perspectives. At its core, Bel-Air is a celebration of the Black experience through the perspective of a family,” Cinematographer Morgan Cooper said in a statement. “My approach to the series started with a deep focus on tone and really being intentional with my creative choices… Everything can be inspiration, and having a two-season order gives us the opportunity to go infinitely deeper narratively, visually, and aesthetically. I think that with Bel-Air we have created something unique and honest.”
The first three of 10 hour-long episodes of Bel-Air will stream on Feb. 13, Super Bowl Sunday, on Peacock, with new episodes to follow weekly.