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This Trailer For A Gritty, Modern Day "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Has Gone Viral And People Want More ASAP

"So many goosebumps. This looks AMAZING. I don't even know what else to say, I'm just amped."

TV reboots are a tricky thing, especially if the original show was already perfect as is. But this brilliant fan-made trailer for an imagined Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remake has got me questioning my stance on allll of that:

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"What would happen if Will Smith made The Fresh Prince today?" reads the video description. "Bel-Air, a story of a kid from Philly whose life got turned 2019."

Just like the show's iconic theme song, the video opens with Will (played by Jerry Madison) shooting some b-ball in West Philadelphia. That's when things start getting a bit heavier than the original storyline...

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Will gets into a fight with a couple of guys (who were presumably up to no good) and is arrested on a gun possession...

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..all of which prompts Will's mother to send him out to Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA to stay with his Uncle Phil's family.

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What follows next is a montage of beautiful, complex snapshots showcasing Will's life as he adjusts to his bougie surroundings and settles into his newfound family and friend circles.

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"Like most 90โ€™s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince. Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the I decided to make this," tweeted the director/writer/cinematographer Morgan Cooper.

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I'm sure you can guess how Twitter responded to this unexpected gift...

@morgancooperdp @tldtoday @kustoo @BeleafMel @easymccoy @madebyutah @txyxuxs This is brilliant

There were tears:

@morgancooperdp @tldtoday @kustoo @BeleafMel @easymccoy @madebyutah @txyxuxs Why am I crying tho? ๐Ÿ˜ญ


@morgancooperdp @tldtoday @kustoo @BeleafMel @easymccoy @madebyutah @txyxuxs So many goosebumps. This looks AMAZING.. I don't even know what else to say, I'm just amped. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜จ

And cries for a Netflix pick-up:

Twitter: @nicollefarup / Via Twitter: @nicollefarup

Or any streaming platform/network/politician (???), for that matter:

@morgancooperdp @tldtoday @kustoo @BeleafMel @easymccoy @madebyutah @txyxuxs @netflix @hulu somebody needs to make this! @OWNTV ? @AOC ? I donโ€™t care who!

The trailer even put Tatyana Ali AKA the iconic Ashley Banks in her feelings.

This is cool... got me feeling some kinda way :) Bel-Air (2019) | Official Trailer (4K) - YouTube

Overall, folks just wanna know 1) when the full feature film or series will be dropping and, most importantly, 2) HAS WILL SMITH SEEN THIS YET?!

@morgancooperdp @tldtoday @kustoo @BeleafMel @easymccoy @madebyutah @txyxuxs Will smith has to see this trailer


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