Fresh Prince Reboot Confirmed
Now, this is the story all about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air got flipped, turned upside-down..
So I hate reboots that aren’t needed and I am thinking this could be the biggest one yet. I am happier knowing Will Smith is on board and hope the reboot will be a modern twist on the nineties classic.. the storyline could be funny with new technologies and lifestyles of today?
Original star Will Smith is leading the charge (this time solely as a producer).
According to multiple sources, Smith’s production shingle, Overbrook Entertainment, is in the very early stages of developing a present-day Fresh Princereboot that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of the original series. (An official longline is still being hammered out.)
I’m told a pitch is being finalized now and Overbrook will begin shopping it around in the coming weeks. Smith would serve as an EP alongside his Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
The ’90s Fresh Prince — which launched then-rapper Smith’s acting career — ran for six seasons on NBC, before ending in 1996.
It remains unclear if Fresh Prince 2.0 will be a straight reboot along the lines of Hawaii Five-0, or a revival/continuation a la Netflix’s Fuller House.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said the network was not involved with the project, but that he would “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it.”
So lets hope its as good or better than its original.. It is every 90’s baby’s childhood.
Nothing can top Carlton’s dance though..