Will Smith Reportedly Working On A Reboot Of ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’
Will Smith is reportedly developing a reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the sitcom that propelled the rapper to Hollywood stardom.
Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reboot
Smith is reportedly heading up the early development of a Fresh Prince reboot with his production company, Overbrook Entertainment. The reboot, which would put a modern spin on the 1990 sitcom, is currently in very early development, but, considering Smith’s star power and the overwhelming nostalgia for all things 80s and 90s, it’s hard to believe the project won’t come to fruition. Though the project is in early stages, sources say Smith will begin pitching a Fresh Prince reboot in a few weeks.
It’s unclear whether or not Smith intends a Fresh Prince reboot to be a vehicle for one or both of his children, Willow and Jaden Smith. Making Willow the star of a Fresh Prince reboot could help put a new twist on the decades old premise, but there are plenty of other ways the reboot could add to the classic show. One thing is clear: the theme song will need to be able to compete with the original theme from Fresh Prince of Bel Air — a song so popular, Smith still performs it 25 years later.