'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ' Reboot Reportedly in Development - NBC Chicago

'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ' Reboot Reportedly in Development



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    Pictured: Producer Benny Medina, Joseph Marcell as Geoffrey, Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks, James Avery as Philip Banks, Tyler Collins as Cindy, Kadeem Hardison as Himself, Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith, Quincy Jones as Himself, Al B. Sure as Himself, Tatyana Ali as Ashley Banks, Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian Banks, Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks

    Now this is a story all about how the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reboot is being made now.

    TVLine reports the show's original star, Will Smith, is leading the talks to reboot the show but this time, he'll be behind the camera as a producer. Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment, is in the early stages of developing a present-day version of the sitcom.

    Plot and character details are still being discussed, but the new reboot will reportedly put a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale, while maintaining the spirit of the original series which ran for six seasons on NBC, before ending in 1996.

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    If "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reboot gets picked up, Smith would serve as an executive producer in addition to his Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

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    NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, said the network was not involved with the project, but that he would “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it,” TVLine reported.