Will Smith to Star in Netflix Comedy Special


| LAST UPDATE 06/27/2021

By Alexa Alves
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Good news, folks. The Fresh Prince is officially headed back to our screens (though we won't be catching him in Bel Air, this time). Will Smith is set to star in an upcoming Netflix comedy special. Here's what we know so far...

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The streaming giant first announced the big news on Twitter, sending the online world into a frenzy. And with good reason. Smith's upcoming gig will be the very first time he takes to the stage for a variety comedy special. And you can bet we've got lots of questions. Well, what can we expect, exactly?

The hour-long special, produced by Westbrook Studios for Netflix, certainly pulled out all the stops. In fact, the star-studded event will be featuring a whole lot of familiar faces. While the guests have yet to be announced, we do know that they'll be blessing us with "comedic sketches, musical performances, and noteworthy conversation," as Netflix teased.

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Unfortunately, Smith's upcoming endeavor has yet to be given a release date. And, well, you know what that means - there's a good chance we'll be waiting a while. But don't worry, we've got lots of gems to hold us over in the meantime.

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From his Snapchat series, Will From Home to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air's reunion back in September, Smith doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, the actor just took a spot in the hot seat alongside Kevin Hart for a Red Table Talk takeover in honor of Father's Day.

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“Just 2 grown ass men sitting at a red table having a deep… conservation about life and its ups and downs,” as Hart put it. Head on over to Facebook Watch to catch the funny guys for yourselves here. And of course: don’t forget to stay tuned for all the latest updates...