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This brilliant alternate trailer to Fresh Prince of Bel Air has gone viral

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A fan-made alternate trailer showing the Fresh Prince as a gritty drama has gone viral, and for good reason

Usually when fans make a trailer for something, it’s a bit of a laugh, but the trailer is the extent of your interest in the subject. Like this Mrs Doubtfire-as-a-horror-film - absolutely brilliant, but you wouldn’t want to see the actual film. 

However, this amazing trailer for a dramatised film version of Fresh Prince is the first one we’ve ever seen that legitimately looks like it would be an incredible film. Take a look at the beautifully shot trailer here;

The incredible piece of work was made by Fresh Prince fan Morgan Cooper, who tweeted about his reasoning for making it, saying he always thought there was more to Will’s story than we’d seen in the original show. 

The trailer follows the exact same story as the sitcom, but with a serious narrative. And how did we never see this potential before? The slight difference in the trailer is that Will (Jerry Madison) gets caught by the police after the fight on the basketball court for having a gun on him, and only avoids jail thanks to ‘a favour from Uncle Phil.’ 

The reactions to the masterpiece have been incredible, with hundreds of people tweeting that they want to see the full film.

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