A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot Is in the Works
Andrew Parker - August 16, 2020

15 Wholesome Facts



1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

If you’re like us, it seems a little exhausting that seemingly everything is getting a remake and/or reboot! We’re seeing an influx of old favorites being remade for the modern audience. And while we are super pumped to see the live-action ‘Mulan’ film and we loved the live-action ‘Aladdin’ film, we kind of wish Hollywood would slow down there with the remakes. But if there is one exception we can make, it’s for the new Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot! Honestly, we are not mad about it. Nope, not a bit. NBC’s beloved comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is getting remade with a new spin. The series will reimagine the classic sitcom, inspired by a viral YouTube trailer created by Fresh Prince superfan Morgan Cooper. Bel-Air is described as a dramatic take on Fresh Prince, following a street-smart kid who moves from Philadelphia to the upper-class neighborhood after getting in trouble with the police. The Bel-Air trailer that Morgan Cooper aired in 2019 is really interesting. We seriously can’t help but feel super pumped about what the series will be like. Apparently, it’s so good that Will Smith himself teamed up with Cooper to turn it into the real deal!

 

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- Season 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks, Tatyana Ali as Ashley Banks

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith, Cooper, Benny Medina, and Quincy Jones are shopping the series to various streamers, including HBO Max, Peacock, and Netflix. HBO Max currently has the original Fresh Prince available for streaming, so it would make sense for the reboot to live there. But then again it might go to Peacock since Fresh Prince ran for six seasons on NBC. Cooper will co-write the script, direct, and be credited as a co-executive producer with original series producers Smith, Jones, Medina, and creators Andy and Susan Borowitz, all set to return as executive producers. Chris Collins (The Wire, Crash, Sons of Anarchy) has been named showrunner, executive producer, and is set to co-write the script with Cooper. Though work hasn’t officially begun on the series, we’re sitting here patiently for it!