Will Smith Talks “Fresh Prince” Reboot
Is it time for Fresh Prince fans to get excited? Rumblings of Will and Jada’s plans to bring a fresh new version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air to 2016 flat screens have circuated for well over a year, delighting (and of course, upsetting) fans of the show of all generations.
Now that Will is on a press run for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie…E!News thought it would be the perfect time to get details on when we’d be introduces to the new Banks family.
As it turns out…we’ll be catching that on the 12th of never.
Do not—we repeat, do not—look for a revival of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air anytime soon.
“I don’t think ever, like pretty close to when hell freezes over,” Smith said about possibly rebooting his classic sitcom while promoting Suicide Squad with co-star Margot Robbie. “Like we’re going to leave that one alone.”
Rumors circulated a year ago that a reboot was in the works with Smith on board as a producer. However, some reports then indicated that the Smith project was an original sitcom possibly inspired by the Fresh Prince’s fish-out-of-water storyline.
Awww, damn. We were pretty interested to see this one! But sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone, and let classics stay classics.