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A reimagining of much-loved 1990s sitcom The new Prince the Bel-Air is in the works. That is not an additional comedy, however, however will phone call the story that Will through a darker dramatic lens.

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This is whatever we know about the show so far.

What Is "Bel-Air"?

The new drama, Bel-Air, is based upon a fan film that the exact same name written and also directed through Morgan Cooper, exit in 2019.

The short film focuses on Will"s life in Philadelphia prior to he was sent to live with relatives in the affluent community of Bel-Air.

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Will gets involved in a corridor fight following a street basketball game, prompting his mom to send him come live through his Aunt Vivian and also Uncle Phil.

The pan film was uploaded come YouTube in march 2019 and currently has more than 6 million views.

The video caught the attention of the new Prince himself, will Smith. In a video clip on his YouTube channel, the 52-year-old actor speak to Cooper and called his idea "brilliant."

Sitting down through Cooper and also Mike Soccio, who worked as a writer on the 1990s sitcom, blacksmith said: "As funny as the episodes are, there to be a whole other layer there the you couldn"t do.

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"The dramatic variation of these ideas way that you deserve to use currently storylines however it"s no going come seem favor you"re redoing one episode due to the fact that the storyline is walking to be brand new from the dramatic perspective."

The project was subsequently picked increase by Westbrook Studios, the production agency owned through Smith and his mam Jada Pinkett Smith, and Universal Television.


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