The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is coming back.....kind of? But this isn't a reboot of the classic '90s sitcom that was the launching pad for Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro and Tatyana Ali.
In an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly, it has been announced that Will Smith has partnered with HarperCollins and author Denene Miller for a book series called Fresh Princess. Entertainment Weekly has also shared an exclusive look at the book cover.
Photo: HarperCollins Children's Books
Fresh Princess will center on Destiny, a carefree Black girl with the stellar sense of fashion to match. Destiny's world is turned upside down when she moves into a new neighborhood. Like Will Smith's iconic character, Destiny is a fish out of water who will stop at nothing to bring color to a situation and make it fit to her liking.
“I couldn’t be more excited that the character I played for so long could inspire such a fun and empowering book for kids everywhere,” Will Smith said in a statement. “I know all of my children would have loved Fresh Princess growing up, and being a father who raised a strong daughter I know how important it is to see that type of strength depicted in stories. It’s what Jada and I have always championed and shown our kids throughout their lives. I’m down to follow Destiny through her growth and adventures just as I had experienced the journey of the young ‘Will Smith’ as he danced, laughed, made mistakes, and created memorable moments on his road to becoming the Fresh Prince.”
Fresh Princess will be available on April 2 and is now available for pre-order.