Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
Will Smith became a household name when he began starring in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in 1990YouTube/Warner Bros. Television

The reign of reboots that seem to be dominating cinemas at the moment is no longer exclusive to the big screen anymore. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are currently filming a new series of The X Files, scheduled to appear in 2016, a Twin Peaks reimagining is confirmed to be in the making and the spin-off the Fox's hit zombie show Fear The Walking Dead will air at the end of this month.

But now another title's been added to the list of TV shows set to be revisited – The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

Original lead Will Smith is reportedly fronting the project, acting as executive producer under his company, Overbrook Entertainment alongside partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

The popular show featured a large ensemble cast meaning that viewers often had their favourite characters but aside from Smith's Will, it was obvious that everyone loved Carlton Banks, played by Alfonso Ribiero, the best and fans will undoubtedly be hoping for some kind of cameo from the actor in the new series.

However, even with Smith's involvement, it won't be straight remake according to Entertainment Weekly. The series, which is said to be in the early stages of development will take inspiration from the original 1990s show in terms of its style and while it will feature the same fish-out-of- water type story, it is unlikely to focus on the same characters etc.

The original centred on street-smart teenager Will who was sent from his hometown in Philadelphia to start a new life living with his relatives, the Banks family, in California.

While it was distributed by Warner Brothers Television, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was shown on NBC and yesterday (13 August), happened to mark the network's day at the Television Critics Association press tour. NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt supposedly hadn't yet heard of the upcoming project when he was asked about it at the event, but he showed his enthusiasm towards the prospect of it, saying: "It's something I'd be happy to talk to Will about, sure."

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