The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remains one of the most beloved sitcoms of the ‘90s; in other words, it’s perfectly poised for a reboot.
Filmmaker Morgan Cooper decided to make this trailer for a gritty, dramatic movie version of the iconic show.
Cooper explained the vision of the trailer to okayplayer. “I felt like growing up I always thought there was more to the story more behind the sitcom format,” he said “I thought, ‘Wow, we could take this story and really ground it in reality in a really dramatic way.’”
He also explained the importance of the frequent Meek Mill references in the trailer.
“Meek is Philly and he means a lot to the city, especially in 2019,” he said. “And hip-hop goes hand in hand with Fresh Prince. So to tie those aspects together — Philly, Meek, and my version of Fresh Prince — was very important. It touches on the justice system a little bit. What people go through in these communities. I felt it was really important to pay homage to Meek and what he means to his community.”
Though he said he would like to expand on the idea, there are no plans yet for anything beyond the trailer.