Peacock update on The prince of Bel Air is changing hands. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that due to creative differences, the showrunner Chris collins has left production on reboot as the show moves in a different direction. Writers Tj brady Y Rasheed newson will take over the production as their new co-showrunners.

Collins was ready to co-write the show along with Morgan cooper, whose viral trailer September was the inspiration for the reboot. Cooper’s video, which treated the series as a drama, exploded online when it premiered. The update landed a two-season order, which was picked up by Peacock after a fierce bidding war with services like Netflix and HBO Max.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources say that despite the split, the show’s producers, including the original Fresh Prince star, Will blacksmith – remain happy with the material Collins delivered for the series, despite parting ways with the project. When contacted, Peacock and producer Universal Television declined to comment.


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Peacock Bel Air has been described as a more serious version of the story that launched Smith to stardom, which spanned six seasons from 1990 to 1996. In addition to nodding to the original and hopefully maintaining its arrogance and energy, the series will dive further. deep into the inherent conflicts and prejudices. of black life in contemporary America.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air is a co-production between Smith’s Westbrook Studios and the original producers Universal Television, with producers Smith, Quincy jones, Y Benny medina, along with the original series creators Andy Y Susan borowitz. A reunion special starring the cast of the original Fresh prince is now available to stream on HBO Max, with Smith, Tatyana ali, Karyn parsons, Joseph marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Y Alfonso Ribeiro.

The new version of French prince It is expected to premiere sometime in 2022.

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