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[09/08/20 - 01:16 PM]
Beloved Comedy Series "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" Will Come to Peacock Reimagined as the Highly Anticipated Dramatic Adaptation of Morgan Cooper's Lauded Fan Film, "Bel-Air"
Will Smith announced the news today on social media.

[08/11/20 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 11
Updates include: Maggie Elizabeth Jones to "B Positive" for CBS; Will Smith to executive produce dramatic take on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"; and Kal Penn to host unscripted comedy series at Freeform.







BEL-AIR (PEACOCK)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/11/20 - 9/8/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
two-season order
DESCRIPTION:
(from Peacock's press release, September 2020) Peacock has ordered two seasons of the highly anticipated series adaptation of Morgan Cooper's lauded fan film BEL- AIR. The announcement was made today by Will Smith via his social media channels. Cooper will direct, co-write and serve as co-executive producer alongside writer, showrunner and executive producer Chris Collins (The Man in the High Castle, The Wire). Westbrook Studios and Universal Television will serve as the studios on the project. Set in modern-day America, BEL-AIR is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90's sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" that leans into the original premise: Will's complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, BEL-AIR will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show. Cooper wrote and directed the four-minute spec trailer, debuting the video on social media in March 2019. The trailer, which currently has over 6 million views on YouTube caught the attention of Smith, and in a reaction video he called the film and idea brilliant.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andy Borowitz as EP
· Benny Medina as EP
· Chris Collins as CRTR/EP
· Jada Pinkett Smith as EP
· James Lassiter as EP
· Miguel Melendez as EP
· Morgan Cooper as CRTR/CO-EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Quincy Jones as EP
· Susan Borowitz as EP
· Terence Carter as EP
· Will Smith as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Television
· Westbrook Studios