Will Smith and Morgan Cooper are teaming up to adapt Cooper’s dramatic reimagining of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The new show will be known as Bel-Air and will be a more serious dramatic take on the show.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the new Bel-Air has been in the works for more than a year after the four-minute clip went viral when it was posted in March 2019 and caught Smith’s attention. Cooper, a Fresh Prince super-fan, created and directed the trailer that reimagined the series as if it were a drama. He will co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-EP.