Will Smith producing a reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air


Now, this is the story all about how
A show got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you about the reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel Air

On NBC primetime, born and raised
In syndication is where it’s spent most of its days
Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ to the end
Re-running with Seinfeld, Raymond, and Friends

When a couple of suits were looking for IPs
Got infected by nostalgia like a social disease
They thought about their teens and when they still had hair
And said, “How about a reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel Air?”

They hollered for Will Smith for power lunch and a beer
To talk about the show that launched his career
If anything he could serve as producer
And Smith thought, “F**k it, let’s reboot Bel Air!”

TVLine broke the news around seven or eight
And /Film reported it a little bit later
You clicked onto Flixist from out of nowhere
Now you know there’s a reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel Air

[TVLine via /Film]

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.