'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' reboot recreates original theme song in first trailer

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Watch: Bel-Air teaser reveals first look at Fresh Prince reboot

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot has released its first teaser trailer which recreates the iconic theme song to the original show. 

Simply titled Bel-Air, the new show will be a dramatic reimagining of the events of the classic 1990s sitcom.

In a similar vein, the short clip, released yesterday by streaming service Peacock, reinvents the theme tune with a dark and foreboding air to it. 

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While the visuals introduce us to newcomer Jabari Banks as the new protagonist in the role of Will Smith's fictionalised version of himself, the real Smith appears in the voice-over, reciting lines from the memorable song. 

Jabari Banks is taking over Will Smith's character in Bel-Air. (Peacock)
Jabari Banks is taking over Will Smith's character in Bel-Air. (Peacock)

"This is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down," he says as Banks falls backwards into a pool where he sees floating objects such as basketballs, trophies, quad bikes and fluffy car mirror dice.

As he reaches the bottom of the pool, Banks sits down on a throne and a crown lands on his head. 

"I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne..." says Smith, a line which fans will surely be able to complete.

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR --
Will Smith with the original cast and producers of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty)

The clip, titled My Kingdom, did not yet reveal when the series can be expected to land on our screens, but the release date was previously announced as sometime in 2022. 

The official description for Bel-Air reads: "Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialised one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. 

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"With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show."

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith (Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank)

While Smith will also serve as an executive producer on the show (which was ordered by the NBC streamer for two seasons) the cast will include Adrian Holmes (Skyscraper) as Phillip Banks, Cassandra Freeman (Atlanta) as Vivian, Olly Sholotan (Evolution Of Nate Gibson) as Carlton, Coco Jones (Vampires vs. The Bronx) as Hilary, and Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel) as Ashley.

Jimmy Akingbola (Most Dangerous Game) also joins as butler Geoffrey, while Jordan L. Jones (Snowfall) will play Jazz and Simone Joy Jones (What If) is Lisa.

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