The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Return with Will Smith Involved

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Everyone not doing the Carlton dance right now go stand in a corner. A new version of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is on its way, according to TV Line.

Original Fresh Prince, Will Smith, is at present only named as a producer on the project which is currently super early in development. But still:

The show, that aired from 1990 to 1996, is the latest 90s revival in what seems to be a growing Gen-X renaissance. It joins The X-Files, Twin Peaks and the Scream movies as 90s cultural relics being dusted off for another go-round on our TV screens.

TV Line reports that the new show will have “a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale”, and is to be produced by Will Smith’s production house Overbrook Entertainment. Expect more news in the coming weeks as ideas are finalised and Overbrook start speaking to TV channels about airing it.

Exactly what a “new spin” would mean isn’t made clear. Will we be seeing Carlton’s privileged son make the opposite journey to Will from the original series?

Here’s hoping Smith himself at least makes a cameo, along with Carlton (played by Alfonso Ribeiro). Also, may I make a personal plea for Geoffrey the butler (Joseph Marcell) to make an appearance?

Or could Will Smith be too busy with movies to show up at all in the series? With next year’s Suicide Squad, alongside the recently announced Bad Boys sequels, the former Fresh Prince might be too busy with movie work to appear on the small screen.

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