Time to do your best Carlton dance! A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is coming to a small screen near you.
According to TVLine, Fresh Prince 2.0 is in the very early development stages and Will Smith, star of the hit ’90s sitcom, and his Overbrook Entertainment production house are said to be on-board. Smith will reportedly hold down executive producer duties alongside Overbrook producing partners James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
‘[Hubert] said once, “I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.” No matter what, to her I’m just the AntiChrist,’ the actor said.
It would appear that the animosity between the pair has not yet subsided.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air which aired from 1990 until 1996, was staple for a generation of teenagers in the US and abroad.
It has been claimed that Hubert- who was replaced by Daphne Reid after three years on the show- violated her contract when she became pregnant.
A new character Nicky Banks was worked into the plot to accommodate the situation.
Hubert and Smith were reportedly at odds long before the pregnancy however.
Will, 43, said he was delighted to be able to see the rest of his second family in the run up to Christmas at a special charity event last week.
He said: ‘Got the Holiday season started right with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion.
‘There’s nothin’ like spending Holidays with fam!’
A reunion picture- not including Hubert- was taken last week at a luncheon for the charity Sweet Blackberry, which was founded by Karyn Parsons, who played airhead weather girl Hilary on the show.
Other cast members present were Tatyana Ali, who played his little cousin Ashley, Alfonso Ribeiro who played his snobby cousin Carlton and James Avery, who was the Banks family patriarch Uncle Phil.
Sadly missing was Joseph Marcell, who played the Banks’ butler Geoffrey, Daphne Reid who filled the role of matriarch Aunt Vivian from 1993-6.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air followed the adventures of a fictionalised version of Will himself.
After getting into trouble with a local gang his mother decides to send him to stay with her wealthy and successful sister in the posh Bel Air area of Los Angeles.
It was notable for Will’s often eccentric choices of early 90s clothing, with the rapper displaying a particular fondness for dayglo pinks.
Amazingly the future movie superstar only agreed to appear in the show as he was in massive debt problems with the IRS, owing $2.8 million after overspending on the income he earned from his then successful career as a rapper.
It became a launch pad for his hugely successful acting career, which has saw him star in box office hits such as Independence Day, Men In Black and Ali.