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Will Smith To Produce ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot’

Will Smith To Produce ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot’

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The modernized “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” makes yet another entry into the growing reboot fad hitting the small screen in a big way. The decade of choice? The ‘90s!

Will: Your fraternity was called Pi Nu?
Phillip Banks: Yes…
Will: [trying not to laugh] So… that made you, like… a Pie Man?
Phillip Banks: Yes…
Will: So, I guess you hung out with the girls from Beta Crocker?

According to a TVLine report, Will Smith and his production partners at Overbrook Entertainment are developing a modernized reboot of the iconic ‘90s comedy sitcom. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” joins the growing legion of ‘90s reboot projects including “Fuller House,” “The X-Files” and “Twin Peaks.” The report continues that the show will maintain its original feel, but with a modern twist. The evolving project will allegedly be shopped out within the coming weeks.

TVLine reports that Smith, now 46, would be relinquishing his Fresh Prince crown and taking on the role of executive producer, joining his Overbrook Entertainment partners Caleeb Pinkett, James Lassiter and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.

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James Avery (left) | Will Smith (right)

From 1990 to 1996, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was one of NBC’s crown jewels. The six season spanning show also gave Smith, then 22, the start to what would be a lucrative and, for better or for worse, memorable Hollywood career. With the passing of James Avery (Uncle Phil) and Smith stepping off camera, this project, if it happens, will definitely usher in a NEW “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

What do you think? Are YOU excited about the possibility of a “Fresh Prince” reboot? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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