A ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reboot Is Brewing, the ’90s Nostalgia Is Real
'90s nostalgia is an incurable disease, and we're all suffering from its widespread infection. The latest victim in Hollywood's need to exploit the beloved work of years past is a possible reboot of the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
According to TVLine, the show's original star Will Smith is currently onboard as a producer for a remake. The site reports that his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, has just started to develop a modern-day version of Fresh Prince that will aim to update the series while maintaining the "fish-out-of-water" premise of the original.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a massive hit for the length of its six-season run, and managed to solidify Smith's transition from novelty-rapper to actor during the early '90s. There’s no word as to whether this reboot will serve as a years-later continuation of the original series like Fuller House, if it’ll be in a world entirely removed from its predecessor's or if it will be a scene-by-scene remake of the '90s version.
If things go forward with the Fresh Prince reboot, it’ll join the long list of revivals set to hit both the big and small screens over the next few years. Titles include, but are not limited to: The X-Files, Fuller House, The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard, The Craft, Sister Act, Powerpuff Girls, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beetlejuice. Then there are the Disney live-action remakes they’re consistently churning out: Beauty and the Beast, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio, Mulan, and Fantasia -- just to name a few.
Are you excited for the possibility of this reboot? Are you also on board with Hollywood's need to remake every single thing that ever saw mild success on television or in movies? Do you also wonder why they refuse to bring back The Oblongs?