Peacock’s ‘Bel-Air’ is the reimagined version of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’
‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is getting a makeover that will turn the 1990s sitcom into a contemporary drama
Peacock is releasing a new show, “Bel-Air,” the reimagined version of the iconic 1990s sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Golden Globe winner Will Smith took to YouTube to share the trailer.
“3 years ago, my guy Morgan Cooper uploaded his fan trailer to YouTube, showing how he envisioned the Fresh Prince as a drama. Now, here is the first full look at his retelling of the story that’s always been so close to my heart,” said the executive producer of the show in the caption.
The series was inspired by a fake 2019 trailer, created by Morgan Cooper, a cinematographer, who is now the director and co-writer of “Bel-Air,” which turned the sitcom into a contemporary drama.
In the new trailer, the protagonist, played by Jabari Banks, is shown in a fight on the basketball court, landing him in jail where he gets threatened by a man in another cell. This leads to his relocation to Bel-Air.
The trailer, set in contemporary America, suggests a more raw and grounded story following Will’s growth and redemption, unlike his portrayal as the social butterfly from the original show, according to the Polygon.
Will he adjust to his new school and responsibilities while letting go of the past? Tune into the “Bel-Air” premiere on Peacock on Feb. 13 to watch the first three episodes.