Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s Dramatic Reboot Lands Two-Season Deal

by : Julia Banim on : 09 Sep 2020 09:23
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Peacock has picked up two seasons of the upcoming, dramatic reimagining of classic sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The fan trailer, entitled Bel-Air, was created by cinematographer Morgan Cooper in 2019, and has more than six million views at the time of writing.


Now, Will Smith himself has announced the two season deal, during a video conversation with Cooper and Bel-Air’s executive producer Chris Collins.

Check out the announcement and  Smith chatting to Morgan here:


Smith told Cooper and Collins:


We have just officially closed the deal with Peacock with an unprecedented two-season-order from a pitch.

I’ve been in this business for 30 years and that does not happen. They ordered two full seasons of Bel-Air based on the quality of the pitch and the work that you guys have done.

Peacock announced that Bel-Air will be a ‘serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air’.

Revealing a little bit more about what viewers can expect from the upcoming series, Cooper said:


There’s so many layers to these characters. We’re really going to peel back the layers of these characters and explore this world in an unforgettable way. It’s a show that’s really going to surprise people in the best way possible.

You can watch the 2019 fan trailer here:


Cooper is set to direct and co-executive produce Bel-Air, penning the script alongside executive producer and showrunner Collins (The Wire).


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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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