Is a female-led reboot of the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' in the works?

Speculations about a reboot of the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' have been floating around for a while, and it seems like one is in the works, as the company that owns the rights to the trademark 'Fresh Prince' has reportedly filed trademark applications for exclusive rights to use the name 'Fresh Princess' for a television show as well as for all other media platforms, according to a report by TMZ.

It's not just media, the company has sought to trademark 'Fresh Princess' on various merchandise including animal collars, backpacks, bags, clothing, and footwear.

If indeed a reboot is in the works, it will undoubtedly feature a female lead, given that the name being trademarked is 'Fresh Princess,' which rules out the possibility of Will Smith's return to the small screen as his famous 90s character, and Twitter has already been making suggestions.

There have long been speculations of a 'Fresh Prince' reboot, as the show has remained in the popular consciousness for decades, despite the last episode airing in 1996, after nearly six years on air.

Just last month, Saturday Night Live spoofed the opening theme song in a sketch that has garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

The return of popular retro sitcoms like 'Will and Grace,' 'Charmed,' 'Roseanne,' and 'Murphy Brown' have given fans hope that many other iconic comedy series could make a return to television, with speculations about a 'Seinfeld' reunion up in the air as well.

ABC also announced that it would be creating a live-action version of the popular children's cartoon, 'The Jetsons.'

In fact, barely a month ago, Smith reposted some artwork by Howard Russell on Instagram that featured characters from his hit 90s series as cartoon characters with the caption, "Now THIS is what’s up! I had to post this hot piece by @thesketchlab. Never thought about FP in terms of animation," sparking rumors that he was interested in creating an animated version of the show.

Will Smith shared this post by cartoonist Howard Russell. (Instagram)

Not everyone is feeling the idea of a reboot, though, and some Twitter users have expressed their reservations at what they think is executives either being lazy or messing around with the show's legacy.

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