Peacock has released the first “early” teaser for its upcoming dramatic re-interpretation of the popular ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Titled simply Bel-Air, the series is slated to hit the streaming service sometime in 2022.
The show is set to deviate from what you might expect with a TV show revival or reboot. A synopsis for the series indicates that Bel-Air will lean into the original premise, while also making some changes: “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.” Check out the teaser below.
In August, Bel-Air got new co-showrunners in T.J. Brady (The 100) and Rasheed Newson (Narcos). Earlier this year, Chris Collins (The Wire) stepped down from his post as showrunner and executive producer on the series–and it’s unclear what role or involvement Collins might subsequently have with the series.
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