NBC’s streaming service Peacock has picked up the drama series based on the sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Actor Will Smith who star in the original series made the announcement on Instagram revealing that the bew Bel-Air series haa received a two-season order from NBC Peacock and is set to debut on the streaming service in 2021.
After a trailer for a a dramatized version The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air created by Morgan Cooper went viral, many fans of the show have been interested in the drama version of the show.
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18 months ago, a young filmmaker from Kansas City @cooperfilms uploaded a video on YouTube reimagining The @freshprince of Bel-Air for present day as a DRAMA! Everybody sent it to me. It was outstanding. I had NEVER envisioned revisiting the Banks family in this way. We knew this was special, so we called @ryokanproductions and asked him to lead the team (he wrote on The Wire) and he said YES! Months of writing, developing and pitching… and now it’s happening. “Bel-Air” got a TWO SEASON order, debuting in 2021 on @nbc’s streaming service @peacocktv. Morgan Cooper and Chris Collins, you are THE TRUTH!! 📹: @westbrook
Cooper will serve as the series’ co-writer and co-executive producer, Chris Collins (The Wire, Sons of Anarchy) will co-write the series and serve as Bel-Air’s showrunner. Will Smith will executive produce the series through his Westbrook Studios along with Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz. Miguel Melendez and Westbrook Studios’ Terence Carter will also executive produce the series.
The series will be set in modern-day Bel-Air. The show will detail Will’s journey from West Philadelphia to Los Angeles.