Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is creating a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remake, according to TVLine.
The rapper-actor will serve as executive producer for the television series based on the original sitcom in which he starred from 1990-1996.
The reboot will be set in modern times. It is not decided yet if the show will be a continuation of the Banks’ family story from the original show or a new storyline.
The pitch is being finalized and will be shopped around to networks within the coming weeks.
Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, is also named as a producer for the show, as are her brother Caleeb Pinkett and James Lassiter. The latter worked with the actor on I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness and Hancock.
Smith is also partnering with Jay Z to make a miniseries documenting the life of Emmett Till, a Black teenage boy who was murdered in 1955 for reportedly whistling at a White woman.