Streamer Peacock has given a two-season order to drama “Bel-Air,” which is a reboot of the 1990s Will Smith sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The series will be based on Morgan Cooper’s viral video that reimagined the NBC comedy series as a drama. The trailer, which Cooper posted online last year, has racked up over five million views on YouTube alone.
Cooper is attached to co-write and direct the project and will also serve as a co-executive producer. Chris Collins will serve as showrunner and executive producer in addition to co-writing the script with Cooper. Will Smith will executive produce via 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. Westbrook Studios and Universal Television will produce. UTV was the studio behind the original show as well.
Last week, HBO Max announced it would air a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion featuring Smith and co-stars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro, plus DJ Jazzy Jeff. It’s expected to tape on Sept. 10 and air around Thanksgiving.