Fan Releases a Modern-Day ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Trailer

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired its last episode in 1996, but nearly 23 years later, the show is still making a lasting impact on its viewers. Writer and director Morgan Cooper is a prime example of the show’s influence.

Cooper took to Twitter sharing a trailer for a film he titled Bel-Air. “Like most 90’s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince. Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the story… so I decided to make this. S/O to incredible team who worked on this,” he wrote.

Unlike the primarily lighthearted sitcom, Bel-Air, a modern day retelling of the series, showcases a darker, more gritty side of the show’s lead character Will Smith and the chain of events that led to him being shipped off to his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, California.

Giving background to Will’s personal life, the new fan-made trailer provides viewers with insight into Will’s initial meeting with his on-screen bestie Jazz and highlighted the strained relationship Will originally shared with his Uncle Phil and cousin Carlton.

The trailer sent social media into a frenzy and even captured the attention of original Fresh Prince cast member Tatyana Ali. The actress took to social media giving the film her praises. “This is cool… got me feeling some kinda way:).”

Check out the trailer for Morgan Cooper’s Bel-Air below: