As television continues to seek out old shows to reboot, one title rumoured to undergo a revival is “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.
A new report from TMZ, however, indicates that if the beloved Will Smith sitcom does return, it could undergo a gender switch to become “The Fresh Princess of Bel-Air”.
Rumours of a female-centric reboot popped up, reports TMZ, when the company that owns “The Fresh Prince” filed some new trademark applications for “The Fresh Princess of Bel-Air” on television and other media platforms, in addition to using the moniker on an array of merchandise, such as bags, clothing, footwear, backpacks, and even dog collars.
While there’s no word yet on Smith’s potential involvement in the rumoured new series, the obvious choice to play the titular “Princess” would be his daugther Willow, as plenty of people were quick to point out on Twitter.
Speaking of Twitter, response to the rumoured reboot has been all over the map, running the gamut from elation to intrigue to skepticism to outright hatred.