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Will Smith To Produce “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” Reboot

Will Smith To Produce “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” Reboot

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August 14th, 2015

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The rapper starred in the original show from 1990-1996.

Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is creating a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remake, according to TVLine.

The rapper-actor will serve as executive producer for the television series based on the original sitcom in which he starred from 1990-1996.

The reboot will be set in modern times. It is not decided yet if the show will be a continuation of the Banks’ family story from the original show or a new storyline.

The pitch is being finalized and will be shopped around to networks within the coming weeks.

Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, is also named as a producer for the show, as are her brother Caleeb Pinkett and James Lassiter. The latter worked with the actor on I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness and Hancock.

Smith is also partnering with Jay Z to make a miniseries documenting the life of Emmett Till, a Black teenage boy who was murdered in 1955 for reportedly whistling at a White woman.

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