MADRID, 1 Sep. (CulturaOcio) –
Peacock is already preparing the reboot of The Prince of Bel-Air, 90s series starring Will Smith. Fiction has found its protagonist, who will give life to the young version of the main character.
Jabari Banks to play young Will in the new production. Peacock broke the news through a video in which Smith appears giving the news to the interpreter. “From the bottom of my heart I want to congratulate you. You got the role of Will in Bel-Air, “says the star.
“I’m ready“says Banks. “It is a dream come true. The series has had a great impact on my life. It is incredible“, he confesses. At the moment the rest of the actors that make up the cast are not known.
The series, which has already received the go-ahead for a second season, is inspired by a trailer by screenwriter / director Morgan Cooper that went viral in 2020. The clip reexamined the central premise of the comedy through a more dramatic view., exploring the personal and socioeconomic conflicts inherent in the story.
“Set in the United States of today, Bel-Air is a dramatic analogy of the 90s sitcom The Prince of Bel-Air, with one-hour chapters that start from the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the mansions of Bel-Air. With a reinvented vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into conflicts, emotions and prejudices inherent that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still offering nods to the original series“says the official synopsis.
In addition to directing and co-writing the new series, Cooper will also executive produce alongside Smith. TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson will serve as showrunners. Bel-Air is expected to debut in 2022.