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A 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Reboot is finally on the way after Morgan Cooper's trailer for it went viral in 2019.

'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Reboot Reportedly Happenening After Morgan Cooper's Proposed Trailer Went Viral

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By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' is still regarded as a classic TV show and the one that turned Will Smith into a star. It detailed a teenager moving from Philadelphia to Los Angeles to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, California so he can stay focused and have better opportunities. The show lasted for six seasons from 1990-1996. There have been talks about a reboot being created for years and now, it is finally turning into a reality.

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Morgan Cooper's 2019 Bel-Air trailer has resulted in him co-writing the reboot's script, will direct, and be co-EP.
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Morgan Cooper's proposed trailer for the reboot went viral in March of 2019 and it caught everyone's attention, including Will Smith. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot has been in the works since then as the trailer was displayed as a drama. Cooper will now co-write the script, direct, and be credited as a co-EP.

Streaming services are now interested heavily as this will be a co-production between Smith's Westbrook Studios and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's original producers, Universal TV.

Peacock, Netflix and HBO Max are in the running to acquire the reboot
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Among the streaming services bidding in this project are NBC's Peacock, Netflix and HBO Max. HBO Max currently streams all episodes of the original Fresh Prince series. Original Fresh Prince producers Will Smith, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina will return as well along with original show creators Andy & Susan Borowitz. Chris Collins is set to be the showrunner, executive producer, and will be co-writing the script with Cooper. Many were impressed with Cooper's trailer and now, are happy that he was able to get this move locked in.

Cooper's 'Bel Air' trailer was turned into a drama and fans were impressed with the content he created.
BEL-AIR 2019 movie trailer

Will Smith has been close with most of the original Fresh Prince cast since the series ended in 1996. They've reunited for photos that brought fans a lot of nostalgia and this spring, they came together for a video chat. They watched scenes from some of their favorite episodes and even shed some tears. This was evident during the James Avery tribute as well who played the role as Uncle Phil. In the show, he served as a father figure to Smith.

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Expect HBO Max or Peacock to possibly acquire this reboot. HBO has an advantage due to streaming Fresh Prince episodes now and Peacock is home to NBC which originally aired the show in the 90s. As of now, it is unknown whether Smith or former cast members will be involved on screen. The other original stars of the classic sitcom aside from Smith and Avery were Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Tatyana M. Ali, and Janet Hubert-Whitten/Daphne Maxwell Reid.

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