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Will Smith narrates trailer for upcoming ‘Fresh Prince’ drama reboot

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Ever since a trailer for a dramatic reimagining of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ went viral back in 2019, fans have been begging for a new version of the beloved series and it is ACTUALLY HAPPENING!!!

Peacock unveiled the first teaser trailer for "Bel-Air," which features narration from the show’s original star.

Will Smith returned to his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" roots to narrate the trailer for the upcoming series. In the trailer, Smith somberly speaks the iconic lyrics to the show’s original theme song alongside a clip of the new star of the show, Jabari Banks, swimming underwater before taking his seat on the throne. Banks, who will make his acting debut in the series, was hand-picked by Smith and the show’s creative team

Instead of the comedy version, Peacock is serving up a dramatic take on a West Philadelphia teen "who is transplanted to the ritzy Los Angeles ZIP code."

The half-hour sitcom will now be an hourlong drama that will dig into the characters more "deeply."

Are you excited for this series? I am

Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show.


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