A ‘Fresh’ Perspective…

In 2019, a fan-made trailer took the internet by storm. The offering from Director Morgan Cooper was a bold reimagining of the classic ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. It quickly went viral, racking up millions of views on YouTube. The video also caught the attention of some high profile fans of its own, creating newfound buzz for the 80’s sitcom. And since the Fresh Prince himself was among the list of celeb’s that took notice, that interest spurred a bidding war and an eventual two season order. The dramatic ‘Bel-Air’ is the byproduct, and NBC Universal is running point on the reboot along with Westbrook Studios.

Now Cooper and company are heading to the City of Brotherly Love. The once anonymous auteur is set to direct the pilot for the upcoming streaming series. True to the original, young Will finds himself in hot water after an altercation on the basketball court in his Philadelphia neighborhood. And as Philly crewing efforts get underway, I’ll be re-teaming with Producer J Virdone to jump on board as the local UPM for the show. Should be a fun ride, with principal photography set to take place in early September. The show will launch on Peacock later this year.

You can check out the original fan trailer below.

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