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Will Smith's Reportedly Working On A The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Spin-Off Series

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:16 11 Oct 2019


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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Will Smith is reportedly working on a spin-off series.

This is something we've been waiting for ever since the series came to an end in 1996.

Will however, hasn't officially confirmed anything yet.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's first ever episode premiered on September 10th 1990.

Devoted fans gathered around their television screen when the final episode aired six years later.

But now it looks like it could return in the form a spin-off series.

 

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The first episode of Fresh Prince aired 29 years ago this week!

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The Hollywood Reporter say Will is planning to create the series through his new cross-platform holding company Westbrook.

'Westbrook is developing a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air spin-off series.'

 

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Wait For It...⁣ ⁣ 📹: @westbrook

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What could it be?

We haven't been given any further details regarding the project so we're itching to learn more.

Could they return in the form of a female-led reboot or an animated series?

Well, one things for sure, Carlton Banks actor Alfonso Ribeiro isn't a fan of the idea.

According to Digital Spy, Alfonso addresses the issue in a previous interview:

'Do we really want to see Will and Carlton in their, you know, 40s and 50s?'

Yes.

However, in his next comment he makes a good point.

'James Avery, right, he's actually the most important character on the show...'

'Without him, everything that Will and Carlton did would mean nothing.'

James Avery

The actor played the role of Uncle Phil in the series but he sadly passed away in 2013.

It's believed he died after complications following heart surgery.

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His Fresh Prince co-stars and celebrity friends paid tribute to him online at the time.

Alfonso wrote, 'I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away.'

'He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.'

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Jada Pinkett Smith wrote, 'I was hoping to start the new year differently but we have lost yet another friend.'

'Our condolences to aunt Florence, Miss Barbara and all those who loved him. Rest in peace James.'

Will Smith has yet to comment on the reports.

 


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