The Fresh Prince has stepped down and the Fresh Princess is stepping up.
Millennials really are the generation that can’t let go. Over the past few years we’ve seen spin-offs and additional episodes of Arrested Development, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Will & Grace, Gilmore Girls, Queer Eye and Boy Meets World to name but a few. And the nostalgia train doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
In addition to the return of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Rosanne and Charmed being announced, rumours of a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot can be heard all over the internet.
Fans of the classic show have been craving its return for the longest time and when Will Smith met up with cast mates last year, every 20-something, 30-something and some 40-somethings crossed all the bones in their body in the hopes it would lead to an on-screen reunion.
Alas, hopes were dashed as nothing seemed to come of the meet-up. But thanks to a report from TMZ, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
According to the report, the company that owns the rights to Fresh Prince has applied to trademark ‘Fresh Princess’ for TV and all other media platforms. The trademark also extends to merchandise which makes us think there’s more to the application than a cautionary legal move against potential unofficial spin offs.
This isn’t the first time the Fresh Prince kingdom seemed to be expanding as an application for new toys were filed earlier this year, leading people to speculate that an animation series could be in the works – which Smith is 100% feeling.
Smith hasn’t yet been linked to either potential projects, and seeing as he completely ruled out a comeback last year, we aren’t hopeful.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Smith said: “…you can’t touch stuff like that. It’s so nostalgic for people - I’m not going nowhere near that.”
Though it won’t be the same without him, we can’t wait for new royalty to be crowned… long live the Princess!