The first teaser trailer for a dramatic version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has been released.
The show, which will be released on Peacock in the US, is based on the Will Smith sitcom. Smith is one of the new show’s producers.
Jabari Banks stars as the new Fresh Prince who falls into a pool where he’s surrounded by pieces of his life in Philadelphia — including basketballs and a trophy — and swims toward a crown.
“At its heart, Bel-Air is a coming-of-age story that celebrates the strength and love of the Black family,” said co-showrunners T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson in a statement.
“We have stayed true to the original premise of the legacy series — Will’s life is turned upside down after he is forced to leave West Philly and lands in Bel-Air with its gated mansions and wealth, however, our new series brings Will and the Banks family into the world as we know it now. It’s been incredible to bring these iconic characters to life when you tap them into the cultural pulse of our time. The series was the fabric of so many of our upbringings, tied to memories and the joy of seeing ourselves represented on TV so it is important to us to pay respect to its legacy.”