Now, all of this is still pretty speculative at the moment, since neither Overbrook nor Smith himself have released an official statement, but just for the sake of argument, let's just imagine the rumors are true.
Has Will Smith lost his god damned mind? The two things that made the show such an enduring hit -- the stellar cast, and the overall '90s-ness of it -- will presumably not be involved in this go-around, so why exactly is this happening? Considering how deeply rooted in nostalgia our current love for The Fresh Prince is, any attempt to recreate the "lightning-in-a-bottle" nature of the show seems doomed from the start. Seriously, no Carlton? No Uncle Phil? No actress that replaced Aunt Viv later on in the series?!
Then again, if they get Jayden Smith to write the whole thing, it could turn into the most abstract and metaphysical sitcom ever created. Suddenly this sounds like a brilliant idea.