90s Reboot of the Day: Will Smith Wants a Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reboot, Because That Decade Will Not Die
As if the most recent news of a Married... With Children and a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot weren't enough, the unstoppable resurrection of the 1990s continues with Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Apparently, even Will Smith is on board for this monument to aged nostalgia.
TV Line says they have the exclusive story.
According to multiple sources, Smith's production shingle, Overbrook Entertainment, is in the very early stages of developing a present-day family comedy that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of Fresh Prince. (An official longline is still being hammered out.) I'm told a pitch is being finalized now and Overbrook will begin shopping it around in the coming weeks. Smith would serve as an EP alongside his Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Will Smith has hit a bit of a rough patch in his career as of late. Besides Men in Black III, he hasn't had a movie critics enjoyed in at least eight years.
One things for sure, between this, Coach, Full House, Twin Peaks and next January's The X Files, the 1990s are sticking around.