The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be getting a reboot of the original TV series and it will be called Bel-Air. Credits: Peacock, NBC Studios

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be getting a reboot of the original TV series and it will be called Bel-Air. The TV series reboot will look to give the original show a modern twist and promise insights into Will Smith’s life journey from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The TV series will see Jabari Banks playing the role of Will Smith, who goes on a journey to find and learn more about himself in the neighborhood of Bel-Air, where all the wealthy people live.

The upcoming series was borne out of the 2019 short movie Bel-Air by Morgan Cooper, who spoke to Will Smith and Chris Collins about the TV show getting picked up – Will Smith also spoke about it in his YouTube channel (he also starred in a YouTube documentary where he attempted to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks).

Cooper said that they are going to peel back the layers of the iconic characters and explore this world in an unforgettable way and that the show is going to surprise people.

Collins also pointed out that the reboot of the famous TV series is so personal to will and his journey as an artist, adding that the show will give viewers a way to tap into the world they know now.

Jabari Banks as Will Smith

Actor Jabari Banks will be portraying Will Smith in the upcoming series, with the latter announcing him as the lead and telling him that he has a fantastic road ahead of him in an Instagram video – the teaser for Bel-Air was also released on 24 November.

Smith added that he was looking forward to being an “asset” for him in the process as the young actor builds his acting career – Banks responded that this is a dream come true, with the way the show had impacted him and his life and that it was incredible for him to hear Smith say that about him.

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