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27th Feb 2018

A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot could be on the way … with a big twist

Keeley Ryan

We’re not too sure how to feel about this.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air could be set for a big TV reboot – only, this time, with a Fresh Princess. 

According to TMZ, the company that owns the rights to the Fresh Prince recently filed a number of trademark applications.

They’re said to be keen to lock down the rights to Fresh Princess for a TV show (among many, many other media platforms).

The company are also looking to trademark Fresh Princess on a bunch of new merchandise, including bags, clothing, footwear and backpacks.

There hasn’t been any official confirmation that this is the reason they have been seeking out the new trademarks.

And while it’s not immediately clear if any of the original cast members would be involved in the show, it’s looking unlikely that fans would see would person in particular.

Will Smith previously told E! News that they were planning to “leave that one alone”, and that a reboot would only happen “pretty close to when hell freezes over”.

In fact, he told Graham Norton last year that he couldn’t even bring himself to watch the show.

He explained:

“It was my very first role, and I was very, very focused on being successful, so I learned the whole script and everyone else’s lines.

“If you watch the first four or five episodes, you can see I’m mouthing other people’s lines. It’s terrible and I can’t bear to watch it.”