The remake of "Prince of Bel-air" is revealed in a first teaser

Expected in 2022 on the Peacock streaming service, “Bel-Air” will be a darker version of the famous sitcom from the 1990s.

The Peacock streaming platform on Tuesday unveiled a first look at Bel-Air, remake of the cult soap from the 1990s, The prince of Bel-Air. We see the main actor and successor to Will Smith, Jabari Banks, fall into a swimming pool and settle on a throne. “It’s a story that tells how my life got turned upside down”, he explains in voice-over, taking again the famous punchline of the song of the credits (“Now this is the story all about how / My life got flipped, turned upside down … “).

Bel-Air, set in modern America, is a new hour-long dramatic take on the 1990s sitcom, which builds on the original plot: Will’s complicated journey between the streets of West Philadelphia and the inaccessible residences of Bel-Air “, indicates the synopsis.

“With a reinvented vision, Bel-Air will delve deeper into the conflicts, emotions, and inherent biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering references and nods to the original series “.

Darker and more realistic

The Prince of Bel-Air followed the path of Will, a young man from the underprivileged neighborhoods of Philadelphia, who changes his life when his mother sends him to his uncle and aunt in the upscale Bel-Air neighborhood in Los Angeles. The remake will take on a darker, more realistic tone. It will be broadcast in 2022 – and a second season has already been ordered.

This new version is produced by Westbrook Studios, the production company of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Universal Television. In the cast, we will also find Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan and Coco Jones.

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