When asked about whether the classic 90’s TV show – which starred his best friend, Will Smith – would be given a reboot with the original cast, Jazzy said:
“There have been talks with people about doing something. … I think it would be cool if they did it and go down memory lane again. It’s a blessing to be part of something that people still hold in high regard. You can’t beat that. […] It’s hard for people to keep their attention span normally, but to be able to keep it for all these years and transcend generations, put their kids onto it, this is deep.”
Fans of the sitcom immediately took to social media to offer their first-born to the Tribute — if doing so would bring the show back.
But when TMZ caught up with actor Alfonso Ribeiro a.k.a. “Carlton Banks,” he made it clear that a Fresh Prince revival ain’t happening.
“I’ve already talked about that one, it ain’t gon’ be no ‘Fresh Prince’ nothin,” said Alfonso.
EUR readers may recall our 2015 interview with Ribeiro, during which he confirmed he’s not involved with any revival talk. He also noted that “Without James Avery, you have no Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
“I’m not involved with it in any way. I don’t have any real information on it. My position on it is, we stopped filming The Fresh Prince of Bel Air because we felt like we could no longer make great episodes, so we stopped. I’m not a big fan of making TV show reboots,” he explained. “I feel like, why don’t we just make a new show and not call it The Fresh Prince of Bel Air? Simply because, without James Avery, you have no Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He was the backbone of that show. Since his passing, there’s simply no reason to do it. Let’s let great creativity of the past remain just there.”
So there you have it.
Ribeiro told TMZ that fans who have dreams of a revival show need to just “let it go.”
Check out the clip below to hear what else he had to say:
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