Will Smith is about to get pumped! The actor-rapper is launching a new six-part unscripted series with YouTube Originals and Westbrook Media following his journey to get fit once again, YouTube announced on Tuesday (May 4).
The press release describes the series, tentatively titled Best Shape of My Life, as “the fun, funny, inspirational, wildly adventurous, and deeply entertaining story of Smith challenging himself to improve every aspect of his fitness, from agility to power to recovery and more.” Helping the star on his fitness journey will be pro athletes, scientists, experts and YouTube creators.
The series will be directed by Dexton Deboree, and is Smith’s second project with YouTube Originals; his first was 2018’s Will Smith: The Jump, in which the star bungee jumped from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.
After YouTube’s announcement, Smith proudly showed off his pandemic figure on Instagram and tout his new series. “This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry. I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins…this is it! Imma get in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!!” the star captioned the post. “Teaming up with @YouTube to get my health & wellness back on track. Hope it works!”
Just days ahead of the Best Shape of My Life announcement, Smith shared a photo of himself on Instagram, revealing his current average bod. “I’m gonna be real wit yall — I’m in the worst shape of my life, he captioned the photo. In the snap, he’s wearing short shorts and an unzipped jacket, revealing his chest, belly and legs.
Smith’s unscripted series is expected to premiere in 2022.
YouTube also shared on Tuesday that Alicia Keys’ previously untitled project now has Noted as a working title. The four-part performance documentary will explore Keys’ life as she prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Songs in A Minor, and as she records her eighth studio album.The docuseries arrives this summer.
See the rapper-actor’s Instagram post about his new series below: