Smith caught wind of it on the time and known as the concept and the video, written and directed by Cooper, “brilliant.” It has since racked up greater than 6 million views.
The new sequence, just like the video, is titled “Bel-Air,” for the luxurious Los Angeles neighborhood the place it takes place.
“Set in modern-day America, BEL-AIR is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” in accordance to a information launch from Peacock.
“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.”
Smith expressed his pleasure about seeing his hit present showcasing a Black household given a contemporary twist.
“The Carlton character — a Black, young Republican, modern-day?” he stated. “The heat that will be stirred up between these characters. It’s like, what’s the Hilary character in a world of Instagram and social media?”