Back in 2020, we reported that a viral spec trailer led to a deal to reboot beloved sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a drama. Now the full-up trailer for the real show has arrived courtesy of Will Smith!
3 years ago, my guy Morgan Cooper uploaded his fan trailer to YouTube, showing how he envisioned the Fresh Prince as a drama. Now, here is the first full look at his retelling of the story that’s always been so close to my heart. Cant wait for you guys to see it Feb 13 on @Peacock:
The new series stars Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones, and Simone Joy Jones. Peacock describes it thus:
Set in modern-day America, Peacock’s new one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.
The thing America never talks about is the insidiousness of its economic caste system. Many in the US like to pretend that they are “middle class.” The reality is that 1% of the US population has more than the bottom 92%, as Senator Bernie Sanders noted today:
It looks as if this series might tackle classism, including intraracial classism, in some deeper ways than the original comedy series!
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