Peacock has released a new teaser for the upcoming dramatic reboot ofThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The series, titled simplyBel-Air, is based on a Morgan Coopers 2019 short fan film of the same name. A minute-long clip introduces Jabari Banks'' Will as he falls slow-motion into a hole filled with treasures from his Philadelphia life.
Check out the following teaser, which features Will Smith explaining some of the original NBC show''s theme songs in a dramatic manner.
As part of this dramatic reimagining, Cooper decided to create a show that stands on its own while honoring the spirit and innovation of the original series. BecauseBel-Airis was a drama, the audience was able to really remove the layers of these characters and themes in a way that you couldnt do it 30 years ago.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airwas a role model for Smith from 1990 until 1996 on NBC. In November 2020, the original cast was reunited for a reunion special on HBO Max.Bel-Airis, which is expected to air on Peacock in 2022.