It’s been announced today that Will Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment is in the very early stages of developing a reboot of Fresh Prince. Apparently it’s going to be ‘a modern day take on the show that would retain the spirit of the original’. Will Smith, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Caleeb Pinktner will act as executive producers on the project.
Right now, Overbrook is finishing off the finer details of their pitch and then will start shopping it around networks to see who will buy it. I can’t imagine they’ll be a shortage of suitors considering how awesome the original series of the Fresh Prince was.
Normally I would be sceptical about reboots because they’re generally completely crap and unnecessary, but the fact that Will Smith is involved does give me some hope that it might actually be decent. Although it will never, ever be as funny as the original. Here are some of the best bits to help you remember and check out the Fresh Prince title sequence in GTA V too while you’re at it:
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