"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the beloved sitcom starring Will Smith that aired for six seasons successful the 1990s, is officially coming backmost -- being rebooted arsenic simply "Bel-Air" connected Peacock, NBC's streaming service. Peacock released the archetypal trailer for the bid connected Monday and announced it would statesman streaming connected February 13.
But the caller amusement looks antithetic than what fans of the archetypal whitethorn expect. While that amusement was a half-hour sitcom, "Bel-Air" is an hour-long drama, reimagining the archetypal communicative with a darker subtext.
"Set successful modern-day America, Peacock's caller one-hour play bid Bel-Air reimagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air done a new, melodramatic instrumentality connected Will's analyzable travel from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air," a synopsis for the amusement connected YouTube reads. "As these 2 worlds collide, Will ... reckons with the powerfulness of 2nd chances portion navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a satellite acold antithetic from the lone 1 he's ever known."
Though the taxable opus for the archetypal amusement concisely describes wherefore Will near West Philadelphia -- "I got successful 1 small combat and my ma got scared" -- the trailer goes deeper, depicting Will, present played by Jabari Banks, firing gunshots into the sky, followed by constabulary officers shoving his caput into the factual moments later. In this reboot, idiosyncratic from Will's hometown wants him dead, hence his flight to Bel Air.
There are different differences, too: Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv, for one, look overmuch younger successful the caller series, and immoderate users connected societal media person questioned the casting of Adrian Holmes, who replaces the late James Avery arsenic the household patriarch. (One, albeit minor, complaint: Holmes is simply "too hot" to play the stubborn, fatherly Uncle Phil.)
Another difference? Cousin Carlton, played by Olly Sholotan, is not the aforesaid nerdy Alfonso Ribeiro with a token comic dance. He's astir chill -- with toned biceps and a person ellipse comprised of lacrosse players.
One thing, though, remains the same. Smith is inactive involved, though present arsenic an enforcement shaper alternatively than the star. He uploaded the trailer connected his Instagram page pursuing its debut, wherever it has present received much than 1 cardinal views.