The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is getting a 'dark and gritty' reboot

goss 12/08/2020

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is the latest popular TV show to get a reboot, if recent rumours are to be believed.

Will Smith is reportedly working with Morgan Cooper on a reboot of the classic 90s sitcom... But this time the show is going to look a lot different!

The reboot of the show is set to be a lot darker than the original - with plans to turn it into a drama series! It is understood the title will simply be 'Bel-Air'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that "Bel-Air has been in the works for more than a year after the four-minute clip went viral when it was posted in March 2019 and caught Smith's attention."

"Cooper, a Fresh Prince super-fan, created and directed the trailer that reimagined the series as if it were a drama. He will co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-EP."

"With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases of what it means to be a Black man in America today, while still delivering the swagger and fun nods to the original show."

You can watch the fan-made trailer that went viral last - which has gone on to inspire the reboot below...