‘Fresh Prince’ reboot turns up the drama in its first trailer
However the brand-new program looks various than what fans of the original might anticipate. While that program was a half-hour comedy, “Bel-Air” is an hour-long drama, reimagining the preliminary story with a darker subtext.
“Set in modern-day America, Peacock’s new one-hour drama series Bel-Air reimagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” a run-through for the program on YouTube checks out. “As these two worlds collide, Will … reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.”
Though the signature tune for the initial program briefly explains why Will left West Philadelphia — “I got in one little fight and my mom got scared” — the trailer goes much deeper, portraying Will, now played by Jabari Banks, shooting gunshots into the sky, followed by law enforcement officer pushing his head into the concrete minutes later on. In this reboot, somebody from Will’s home town desires him dead, for this reason his escape to Bel Air.
Another distinction? Cousin Carlton, played by Olly Sholotan, is not the exact same unpopular Alfonso Ribeiro with a token amusing dance. He’s practically cool — with toned biceps and a pal circle consisted of lacrosse gamers.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.