Will Smith is going back to his roots, producing a redux of his hit and career making 90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the question most fans are asking, will he also star in the reboot?

Smith’s production company, Overbook Entertainment, say they are looking to put a modern spin on the original premise, “poor kid moves in with rich relatives, hilarity ensues.” Sadly this time around, that kid won’t be smith.


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While Smith will serve as executive producer of the series, he will not star. That’s a shame because he would have made a great Uncle Phil. h/t comicbook

The original Fresh Prince series ran for six season on NBC, ending in 1996.