Home Impact producer Will Smith Hypes Bel-Air as a Perfectly Balanced Fresh Prince Reimagining

Will Smith Hypes Bel-Air as a Perfectly Balanced Fresh Prince Reimagining


Will Smith hypes Bel-Air, the dramatic reboot of his original hit sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as a perfectly balanced reimagining.

Will Smith makes the buzz Bel-Airthe reinvented version of The prince of Bel-Air, saying that it is perfectly balanced. Smith played The Fresh Prince on the titular sitcom for six seasons on NBC from 1990 to 1996, which launched the actor/musician into stardom. The show focused on the character of Smith who moved from West Philly to Los Angeles to live with his wealthy uncle after the strains of life on the rough streets affected his life. The show grew in popularity, spawning a number of memorable episodes, catchphrases, characters, and theme songs that are still referenced today.

The next Bel-Air is a dramatic reimagining of the sitcom, which tells Will’s story in a more realistic way without the laugh track and studio audience. The new show is created by Morgan Cooper with newcomer Jabari Banks taking on the lead role of Will. Other cast members include Olly Sholotan as Carlton, Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks, Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks, Jordan L. Jones as Jazz, Simone Joy Jones as Lisa, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks, and Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey. Smith serves as an executive producer on the series, remaining involved behind the scenes.


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Smith has been involved with the show since its inception, even sharing the call he made to Banks, telling him he got the lead role. Talk to DeadlineSmith teased the new version of the series, emphasizing his name as executive producer, saying, “We are coming out with this beloved title and I am thrilled with what has been created.Smith goes on to explain that the series has a strong balance between nostalgia and drama, which wasn’t an easy task for the showrunner, but he thinks they pulled it off. Here’s his full comment:

“The Bel-Air Pilot is all the nostalgia you’ll want, but there are parts where you’re going to stand up and clap and hold your mouth. It’s such a perfect balance and a reimagining of this world. It’s going to be like, duh, yeah, of cours there is a dramatic version of this story. Sure that would be great. It’s like you’re in a new place and at home at the same time, and that’s such a hard thing to achieve for [creator] Morgan Cooper and the team. I can’t wait for people to see it. »

Jabari banks in Bel-Air

Smith has had a terrific career since his tenure on The prince of Bel-Airbecoming one of the most successful actors of all time, starring in a string of hits, including Independence Day, Men In Black, I Am Legend, Ali, Suicide Squad, the Bad Boys franchisees, and many more. The actor just received a third Oscar nomination for his role in last year’s film King Richard and will then be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s slave drama, Emancipation.

It is unclear how big the impact of the news will be. Bel-Air aura with the audience, but Smith’s enthusiasm is helping to build anticipation. Obviously, he has every interest in being an executive producer, but he’s unlikely to rush into a project he didn’t believe in. Fans of the sitcom are sure to tune in out of curiosity, but whether or not they stick around is another. story. However, knowing that there will be at least two seasons may entice viewers enough to give it a shot, as the long term can be a big factor in terms of audience investment, especially for streaming. Bel-Air debuts February 13 on Peacock.

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Source: Deadline

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