“Bel-Air,” the highly anticipated series adaptation of Morgan Cooper’s viral film, has received a two-season order at Peacock.
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.
With a reimagined vision, the series 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.
Last March, Morgan dropped a 4-minute trailer of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reimagined as a drama rather than a comedy.
The trailer caught the attention of Will Smith, who praised the film and concept as “brilliant.”
Now, Will and Morgan are working together to bring that brilliance to Peacock.
“Bel-Air” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s media company Westbrook Inc.
Chris Collins will serve as showrunner and executive producer and is co-writing the show with Morgan Cooper who wrote the film and will serve as co-executive producer.
The series is also executive produced by Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy & Susan Borowitz.