There’s a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ drama reboot on the way

Based on a viral YouTube trailer

Will Smith and Morgan Cooper are joining forces to adapt a dramatic reimagining of NBC’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Bel-Air is set to be a dramatic take on the NBC comedy, and it was inspired by a YouTube trailer that reimagined the beloved series as a drama. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series has been in the works for over a year after the four-minute clip went viral back in March 2019.

A Fresh Prince super-fan named Cooper made and directed the trailer that reimagined the series as a drama, and now he will co-write the script, direct, and be credited as co-EP.

Watch the viral video that inspired the forthcoming series below.