We’ve been all excited about the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air coming back but they seem to be having some issues in being on the same page to get it done. The show is now on their 3rd showrunner. And all we can think about is Niecy Nash asking “What’s goin’ on, girl?” The show has 2 seasons secured through Peacock but they can’t keep anyone to run the damn thing. Chris Collins left in December and Diane Houston who came from Empire has now left. Now writers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson have stepped into the showrunner position.
Why can’t the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air keep a show runner? Why have the first two quit in under a year? In the words of Niecy Nash, “Gwarl, what’s goin’ on!”https://t.co/zu7Qkzrm1K
— JaVonni Brustow (@JaVonniBrustow) August 5, 2021
Chris Collins is said to have wanted to produce an edgier version of the show while Peacock wanted it to be a standard network-style show. The behind the scenes drama caused him to decide to leave. Diane Houston had a similar issue over creative visions.
The original description Peacock made for the show was that it was a “serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.”
“With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show,” the NBC-owned streaming platform added.
It has now been 25 years since the show has been off the air and about 1 year since the show has been announced and no casting has taken place yet. Hopefully they can pull things together soon and not jeapordize the project in its entirety. There are fans who can’t wait for this.