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Multiple reports are that Will Smith is attempting to reboot his iconic sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Only this time, he won’t be starring in the series. He is tentatively scheduled to produce the new edition of the series, which will still focus on the “fish out of water” theme that originally saw Smith play a street smart black teenager from Philadelphia go to live with his rich uncle and aunt in the posh Bel-Air neighbourhood.
According to TV Line, a pitch is being finalized and includes Smith’s wife Jada on the producer team, along with other member’s of his production company, Overbook Entertainment.
The original series was a smash 90s hit, running for six seasons on NBC and launching Smith in superstardom that included major box office hits and number No. 1 rap singles. Any potential new series wouldn’t necessarily end up back on NBC though. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said the network was not involved with the project, but would “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it.”
(Source: TV Line)