Sigh, ‘Fresh Prince’ Revival in Development, Will Smith to Produce
Whether or not you’ve grown tired of TV’s increasing tendency to reboot or revive old properties, here’s something ironically Fresh: Will Smith’s breakout sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has a reboot of sorts in the works, with Big Willie himself bringing style as an executive producer.
According to TVLine, Smith’s production house Overbrook Entertainment has begun the early stages of developing a present-day take on Fresh Prince, one that “puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of the original series.” The series doesn’t yet have an official logline, obscuring whether or not it would pick up some of the original characters decades later, or reboot altogether.
Overbrook would reportedly begin shopping the series in the next few weeks, with Smith serving as executive producer alongside partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The original Fresh Prince, for those who haven’t had some variation of the theme song burrowed in their brain for the last few decades, lasted for six seasons on NBC.
There’s no telling just yet how far the project could go, or what network might look to scoop it up, but is Fresh Prince worthy of the revival treatment, whichever way they go?
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