We have a first look at the serious The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot, Bel-Air, via an “early teaser”.

Yes, rather than being a straight-up plucking of the original from its ’90s home and plopping it into the 21st century, this take on the Will Smith series is set to be a dramatic affair.

It all started with a fan-made video released by filmmaker Morgan Cooper back in 2019, which pitched the show as a drama. It went viral, and Will Smith happened upon it. He loved the idea, and now it’s getting the series treatment with both Smith and Cooper’s involvement.

Bel-Air is set to feature hour-long episodes that stay true to the original premise of a boy from Philadelphia hitting Los Angeles, while upping the drama rather than the laughs. The series is set to launch in 2022. This “early teaser” is just promo fluff, but it’s something:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air at JB Hi-Fi.