March 13, 2019, a YouTube video was posted under the account of Blockbuster GLOBAL. The video was a fan made trailer for “BEL-AIR”, a dramatic retelling of the highly popular 90s TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
April 26, 2019, Will Smith invited the people behind “BEL-AIR” to Miami to talk about the YouTube video.
Today it was announced that a dramatic retelling of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was actually going to happen.
Will Smith and “BEL-AIR” creator, Morgan Cooper, are teaming up to bring this dramatic retelling to life.
This show will be titled BEL-AIR, the same name as the YouTube video. The idea is currently being shopped to streamers, with HBO Max, Peacock, and Netflix leading the way.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Cooper will co-write the script, direct, and be credited as Co-EP.