After a trailer for the new age Fresh Prince of Bel-Air went viral and caught the eye of Will Smith, things are looking good.
Through plenty of work, Smith surprised director and writer Morgan Cooper with the news that the show has received a 2-season order at Peacock. In the Instagram video, you can see the joy Cooper had in his eyes following the work he did on his present day drama and what will happen from here.
In his 30 years in the business, Will said he has never seen a network order a show for two seasons based on a pitch. This probably means it’s good, right?
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18 months ago, a young filmmaker from Kansas City @cooperfilms uploaded a video on YouTube reimagining The @freshprince of Bel-Air for present day as a DRAMA! Everybody sent it to me. It was outstanding. I had NEVER envisioned revisiting the Banks family in this way. We knew this was special, so we called @ryokanproductions and asked him to lead the team (he wrote on The Wire) and he said YES! Months of writing, developing and pitching… and now it’s happening. “Bel-Air” got a TWO SEASON order, debuting in 2021 on @nbc’s streaming service @peacocktv. Morgan Cooper and Chris Collins, you are THE TRUTH!! 📹: @westbrook
There is no date on when Bel-Air will come out, but expect the series to be a hit.