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How awesome is this!  Obviously it makes sense since Will Smith himself is from West Philly and that’s the whole point of the show, but with Hollywood you never know if they are going to do the right thing.

 Here are the details from PhillyVoice:

West Philly’s Jabari Banks will play Will in the dramatic reboot of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Peacock announced Tuesday.

The show, titled “Bel-Air,” will reimagine Will’s journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated neighborhood of Bel-Air in California. The show will be updated from the ’90s sitcom to a gritty TV drama.

The actor currently lives in West Philadelphia heard he was taking over the role during a video call from Will Smith himself!