When Tatyana Ali first saw the trailer for “Bel-Air,” she was in complete shock. “I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh. They totally got the essence of the story,'” she told The List. “And the essence is so good that it could be a comedy, or it could be a drama.”
While the dramatic reboot will certainly have strong ties to the original comedic series, the newest installment will dive deeper into the intense situations that Will Smith’s character found himself in before arriving in Bel-Air. The fact that the series will steer clear of comedy is something that makes Ali very happy, too. “I like that the version of the show that we all did kind of remains in this sort of category,” she told us.
Knowing that no series could ever compare to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the reboot is sure to stand on its own — and still bring back all the nostalgia. “Especially in this world of reboots, it’s very unique,” Ali said. “And I’m really excited to see it.”
You can catch Tatyana Ali in her newest film, “Vanished: Searching for My Sister,” available now on Lifetime.