Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Drama 'Bel-Air' Receives Two-Season Order at Peacock

Peacock has today handed out a two-season order to the original drama series Bel-Air - envisioned as a dramatic reimagining of the classic sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The drama follows a street-smart kid who moves from West Philly to the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air. The series will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases of what it means to be a Black man in America today, while still delivering the swagger and fun nods to the original series.

Morgan Cooper created the drama. He will co-write and direct the premiere. He will serve as a co-executive producer on the series. Chris Collins will serve as showrunner in addition to co-writing the premiere. Collins will executive produce with Will Smith, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, Andy Borowitz and Susan Borowitz. Universal Television and Westbrook Studios will produce.

The project originated as a four-minute video on YouTube written and directed by Cooper, which went viral online.