Is Will Smith actually producing a Fresh Prince reboot? The answer is, possibly. Kind of sort of. The original sitcom that became a smash hit in the 90’s may not be a full reboot, but the new project has some undeniable similarities to the original.
The new series is going to be a basic fish out of water story. Which at its most basic storyline, is the basis for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Will Smith is spearheading the project as Executive Producer through his production company, Overbrook Entertainment; alongside James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The show is in the very early stages of development and will be a modern take on the wildly popular original that launched the career of the mighty Fresh Prince into superstar status.
The NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt was asked if he would be interested in such a project. Greenblatt said that he actually hadn’t heard about the Fresh Prince project yet. He did however say that, “It’s something I’d be happy to talk to Will about.”
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