Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans are divided over whether or not they’ll tune in to Bel-Air’s dramatic and dramatic reboot.
Twitter was on earlier this week with reactions to the first full trailer for the Will Smith-backed projects after it was posted by Peacock on Monday.
Many die-hard Fresh Prince watchers expressed confusion as to why someone would revive the iconic franchise, while others were excited to see how the concept would be ‘turned around – turned around’.
Divided: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans are divided over whether or not they will tune in to Bel-Air’s dramatic and dramatic reboot after the first trailer releases
“Only need to know of its existence: anyone who loved Fresh Prince of Bel-Air should skip this,” one fan wrote in a scathing tweet. “Those reboots that no one asks for NEVER live up to the original and usually just drive the original fans crazy. Never seen an original? Check if you want. But don’t judge OG by it.
Another reacted to the trailer that featured the new Banks family: “The Fresh Prince reboot looks shocking, and acting is even worse xoxox”
Many others couldn’t understand why a studio would want to bother with the original.
One person wrote: “The new prince doesn’t need a reboot”, while another agreed with the advice, “which called for a brutal reboot of the new prince”. I just want to talk. ‘
Lots to say: Twitter was on earlier this week with reactions to the first full trailer of the Will Smith-backed projects after it was posted by Peacock on Monday
NBC released the first full trailer for the new drama for the beloved television comedy on Monday, which sees Jabari Banks take on the lead role of West Philadelphia teenager Will Smith out of the water.
Like the early ’90s comedy, the Bel-Air trailer sees Will Smith reintroducing his wealthy parents after he was sent to live with them in an exclusive one percent enclave as a result of ‘a fight with the law.
“The new Prince of Bel-Air reboot trailer looks so interesting,” wrote one positive reviewer. ‘I can not wait’
While others agreed: “Really interested to see this Fresh Prince reboot” and “Can’t wait to see this new Prince reboot”
Fresh Prince: Like the early ’90s comedy, the Bel-Air trailer sees Will Smith reintroducing his wealthy parents after he was sent to live with them in an exclusive one percent enclave at the after a fight with the law
The trailer marks the first time audiences have seen the revamped Banks family as Will arrives in his new “kingdom.”
He is greeted at the front door of a sumptuous Bel-Air estate by Geoffrey, the incredibly handsome “house manager”.
This Geoffrey, played by Jimmy Akingbola, is younger and much more muscular than the original character, but still exudes the same intimate distance as Joseph Marcell.
Viewers got a brief glimpse of new Aunt Viv and cousins Hilary and Ashley, but much of the short trailer focused on Will’s interactions with Cousin Carlton and Uncle Phil, as well as his best friend Jazz.
Evocative: Bel-Air Banks look both totally different and still very similar to the original sitcom family in the latest trailer for Peacock’s Fresh Prince reboot, Bel-Air
“This town will try to make you forget who you are and where you come from,” Jazz told Will. “Don’t let him do that. “
After a quick, upscale makeover by Hilary, Will enthusiastically runs to his uncle’s house at a backyard party, and his icy greetings invariably set the tone for the rocky relationship to come.
Carlton [Olly Sholotan], who Will also sees at the party, appears just as pretentious as his comedic counterpart played by Alfonso Ribeiro but will be less warm.
“I hope one day we can talk about why you are really here,” Carlton said to Will with a smile that clearly did not meet his eyes.
Changes: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opening credits ‘brawl’ has been reworked to create reboot starting point
The “brawl” of the opening credits of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has been reworked to create the starting point for the reboot.
Rather than a harmless brawl on a basketball court, Bel-Air’s Smith pulls out a weapon during the melee and finds himself with a target on the back of a gang member.
‘Here’s the story: you came to Bel-Air for a better education, simple’, Uncle Phil [Adrian Holmes] informs Will. “Be patient, give it a real chance.
Holmes’ portrayal of Uncle Phil is, like Carlton, devoid of that sitcom warmth and replaced with a hard edge. And, unlike the portly and beloved James Avery, the actor is fit and suave.
Relationships: Viewers got a brief glimpse of new Aunt Viv and cousins Hilary and Ashley, but much of the short trailer focused on Will’s interactions with cousin Carlton and uncle Phil, along with his best friend Jazz
Will’s struggle to acclimate to Bel-Air’s ways is brought out in the trailer as he tries to “portray West Philly” despite Carlton’s exhortations to follow his lead.
“What is my life? Will wonders.
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Peacock dropped the first teaser for the dramatic reboot with the real Will Smith, 53, delivering a grim narrative with some of the original lyrics from the Fresh Prince theme song.
According to the official synopsis, the hour-long drama will set in modern times and explore “Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.”
Streaming: Peacock to air the first three episodes of Bel-Air during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 13
With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will delve deeper into the conflicts, emotions, and inherent prejudices that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering a boastful air and nods from head to the original show, “one reads.
The original Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air ran from 1990 to 1996 and co-starred with James Avery, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Peacock will air the first three episodes of Bel-Air during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 13.
Bel-Air airs in February on Peacock on Sky / NOW
Iconic: The original Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air ran from 1990 to 1996 and co-starred with James Avery, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro and DJ Jazzy Jeff