Will Smith fans celebrate as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will air again on Netflix. Netflix listed the classic 90’s sitcom just in time for the New Years, consoling those who will welcome the year 2017 alone. The Pursuit of Happiness actor’s career skyrocketed from the said show which ran for 6 seasons.
Will Smith Rejected The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot
Will Smith, now one of the highest paid actors, refused to do a reboot of The Fresh Prince. The Independence Day actor said during his interview with the E! News that the chances of a reboot is close to when hell freezes over. He then, however, jokingly said that “in two, three months we’ll release something”.
Pull up to the house about 7 or 8. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, coming December 31st. pic.twitter.com/9c7DohWZWZ
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) December 1, 2016
Reboot Possible With Another Actor
Joseph Marcell who played the butler Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince expressed his desire for a reboot of the sitcom with the former cast but with Jaden Smith in the lead role. Will Smith’s son expressed no desire in succeeding his father. Although no official word has been released regarding the reboot, the fans have already nominated actors who could take Will Smith’s former role.
Larramie Doc Shaw, who first got popular from the Disney’s sitcom The Suite Life On Deck, is the biggest contender for the role. Doc Shaw also starred in Dawn of The Planet of The Apes back in 2014. The former Disney actor who had weight loss could be perfect for the role with his experience in comedy.
Another from Disney’s sitcom That’s So Raven, Kyle Massey, has the talent to put a smile on our faces if he plays the lead role in The Fresh Prince. The Cory in the House actor is currently busy filming Ripped in which he will play the character named Reeves.
Another promising actor is Bobb’e J. Thompson who impressed everyone as a child in an energetic role in the movie My Baby’s Daddy back in 2003. Since then, he starred in numerous shows including both in That’s So Raven and Cory in the House. He lately played a supporting role in the hit comedy drama movie, Me and Ear and The Dying Girl.
Reboot, Is It Absolutely Necessary?
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While fans expressed how much they eagerly await The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot, Will Smith already clearly expressed his thoughts toward the issue. Lately, reboots of the classic movies and series became a trend and while some think it’s a good idea, reboots might be the worst thing that could possibly happen to a classic. It could turn out to be better than the original, or it could ruin the show’s image. Some shows are better left untouched and remain a classic and The Fresh Prince could be one of those shows.
— Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) December 1, 2016