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Updated on Oct 31, 2019. Posted on Oct 29, 2019

If "The Fresh Prince" Were Made In 2019, Here's Who Would Be Cast

Will Smith would make a comeback, of course.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air really was a '90s icon — it had the jokes, it had the life lessons, it had it all.

So I thought: If it were to be given a 21st-century reboot, who would play our faves?

Will Smith: Justice Smith

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Why: You might be thinking, Isn't Jaden the obvious choice for this role? but anyone who's seen Detective Pikachu knows that Justice has all the cheeky charm to play the Fresh Prince himself.

Uncle Phil: Will Smith

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Why: We watched Will mature on our screens — he's gone from a cheeky teen to a father with an entire empire. There'd be no one better than Will to step into Uncle Phil's wise old shoes.

Aunt Viv: Regina Hall

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Why: Regina's got that perfect balance between stern and fun. Can't you imagine her showing everyone up at dance class, Aunt Viv style?

Carlton Banks: Tyler James Williams

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Why: Tyler's face screams "captain of the debate team," and those shoulders are just asking to have a sweater draped over them.

Hilary Banks: Ryan Destiny

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Why: Ryan's got the beauty, the style, and the perfect amount of diva to be the most spoiled member of the Banks family. That glove-and-shirtdress combo even looks like a Hilary original.

Ashley Banks: Marsai Martin

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Why: Ash was all about the attitude, so Black-ish fans know this one speaks for itself.

Geoffrey Butler: Billy Porter

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Why: Geoffrey was all about the quick wit and scathing remarks, and while Billy isn't English, the man can throw shade like no other.

Jazz: Brett Gray

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Why: Anyone who's seen On My Block knows that Brett has the comedic genius to pull off Jazz's clownery.

Vy Smith: Taraji P. Henson

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Why: Taraji's got the range to play Will's mum — a woman who knows how to have a good time but is never afraid to put anyone in their place.

Helen Smith: Tiffany Haddish

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Why: Can't you just imagine Tiffany revealing a little too much about her sex life and dragging the hell out of Uncle Phil in true Helen fashion?

Janice Smith: Gabrielle Union

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Why: Gabrielle has all the charm to play the sweetest of the Smith sisters, tall husband included.

Nicky Banks: Evan Alex

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Why: If you've seen Us, you'll know Evan is equal parts cheeky and adorable, just like the tiniest member of the Banks family.

Lisa Wilkes: Keke Palmer

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Why: I think we can all agree that Keke's got all the beauty, charm, and sass to play the woman who finally tamed Will.

Who would you cast in a brand-new Fresh Prince? Let us know in the comments!

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