Can you imagine “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as a drama?
That’s the premise of “Bel-Air,” which just signed for two seasons on Peacock.
It began as a four-minute spec trailer by filmmaker Morgan Cooper in March 2019.
The trailer flipped the ’90s sitcom with a dramatic tone, chronicling Will’s journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the mansions of Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California.
After garnering over 6 million views on YouTube as a viral phenomenon, Will Smith immediately took notice and went as far as calling the premise “brilliant.”
Now, Smith’s production company Westbrook Studios has announced a deal with Universal Television to bring the show to Peacock for a two-season deal.
Watch Smith share the news with Cooper and co-writer Chris Collins below: