The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remains one of the most beloved Black sitcoms of the ‘90s, and many have been begging for a reboot of the show in similar fashion to the Full House reboot.
Could you imagine seeing what the Banks household is up to now that Will, Carlton, Hilary and Ashley are all adults?
We might never know. Will Smith is reportedly one of the reasons this won’t become a reality any time soon.
Tatyana Ali (who played Ashley) recently spoke with US Weekly and said, “Some of us are [game]. I’m down. But it was a really special time for those six years. I’m not sure if Will necessarily wants to touch it.”
Although we were bummed to hear this revelation from Ali, her explanation definitely made sense.
“It might just need to stay that gem,” said Ali. “Honestly, knowing him, I think he might want to keep it as this just kind of precious moment. I don’t know how the characters would be now.”
We have various ideas of how the characters could evolve but we also see the roadblocks that exist. Could this bring up another feud with Janet Hubert, the original Vivian? Since James Avery (who played Uncle Phil) passed away in 2013, how would the show operate without him? And lastly, with Alfonso Ribeiro hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos and Will Smith working on the third and fourth installments of Bad Boys, would the two of them even have time for a reboot?
For now, we have that memorable reunion of the cast to keep hope alive.