Is A 'Fresh Prince Of Bel Air' Reboot Finally In The Works?
I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, to tell you about the rumors from a town called Bel Air.
Reboot rumors have circled around The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which went off the air in 1996, for several years, although Will Smith addressed them last year with a pretty clear cut dismissal, saying the revival would happen "when hell freezes over."
But could hell be freezing over sooner than we thought? A version of the show, which originally ran for six seasons and launched young rapper Will Smith into the celebrity stratosphere, may be coming back, at least according to no less a source than British tabloid The Sun.
According to The Sun, Jazzy Jeff says that producers are in talks to reboot the beloved '90s sitcom. DJ Jazzy Jeff (real name Jeffrey Allen Townes) was once one half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince along with Will Smith. He also played Smith's best friend Jazz as a recurring character on the show.
"There have been talks with people about doing something. I think it would be cool if they did it and go down memory lane again," Jeff told The Sun.
In March of this year, return-to-Bel-Air speculation was reignited when actor Alfonso Ribeiro (he played Carlton Banks on the sitcom) posted a photo of a partial cast reunion in Malibu.
“It’s hard for people to keep their attention span normally, but to be able to keep it for all these years and transcend generations, put their kids onto it, this is deep," Jeff continued, which really doesn't sound like confirmation at all...but we'll take what we can get.