Fan creates brilliant fake trailer for a gritty ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ 2019 reboot

"Bel-Air, a story of a kid from Philly whose life got turned upside-down... in 2019"

A fan-made trailer for a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rebooot places the TV show in 2019 – and turns things gritty.

Bel-Air, created by Sun Squared Media, reimagines ‘Will’ (originally played by Will Smith) being sent to live with his auntie and uncle after being caught in possession of a firearm.


Any hopes that the four-minute clip precedes a feature full-length have been dashed by Cnet, who reported that it’s not an official trailer – just something made for fans of the hit ’90s sitcom.

The news comes ahead of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s 30th anniversary next year. The US comedy show, which launched Will Smith’s acting career, ran from 1990-1996.

Rumours are rife that a reboot is in the works that would be lead by a female character. TMZ reported last year that the company who own the rights to the Fresh Prince brand have been filing trademarks for ‘Fresh Princess’.

Elsewhere, Smith has shared animations by Howard Russell, writing: “Now THIS is what’s up! I had to post this hot piece by @thesketchlab. Never thought about FP in terms of animation.” Perhaps an animation could one say hit screens.

Meanwhile, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied copyright for the “Carlton dance”.


The moves were performed by Ribeiro in the role of Carlton on the hit TV show and include him shaking his hips while simultaneously swinging his arms and clicking his fingers.

The routine has since appeared in the video games NBA 2K16 and FortniteRibeiro had filed lawsuits against the creators behind both games but these have since been dismissed.