Now, this is the story all about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air got flipped, turned upside-down.
Sostre News has learned exclusively that the exploding revival craze is expanding to include the classic ’90s sitcom, with original star Will Smith leading the charge (this time solely as a producer).
I’m told a pitch is being finalized now and Overbrook will begin shopping it around in the coming weeks. Smith would serve as an EP alongside his Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
The ’90s Fresh Prince — which launched then-rapper Smith’s acting career — ran for six seasons on NBC, before ending in 1996.
It remains unclear if Fresh Prince 2.0 will be a straight reboot along the lines of Hawaii Five-0, or a revival/continuation a la Netflix’s Fuller House.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said the network was not involved with the project, but that he would “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it