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May 31, 2019

Will Smith is producing a documentary series about Philly's Urban Youth Racing School

The Fishtown motorsports program has been teaching students STEM skills since 1998

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Will Smith at the premiere of Netflix's "Bright." Smith is executive producing a series about a Philadelphia-area youth racing school.

Will Smith's entertainment company, Overbrook Entertainment, is reportedly set to produce a documentary series about a youth racing school in Philadelphia.

The series will be titled "Urban Youth Racing School", after the real Philly program of the same name, according to Deadline.


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The real-life Urban Youth Racing School began in 1998, and teaches students between the ages of 8 and 18 extra science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills, with the end result being actual motorsports racing. The racing school is based in Fishtown on Delaware Avenue, a block over from The Fillmore.

This video, from the program's YouTube account, shows what the program's grand prix races look like:

Smith will executive produce the series, along with long-time business partner and Temple University alum James Lassiter, and brother-in-law Caleb Pinkett.

The series is expected to begin shooting during the next school year, according to Deadline, and will feature special guest stars. 


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The series has no set premiere date, and there doesn't seem to be a television network or streaming service attached to the series, but its IMDB page suggests a potential 2019 premiere.

Smith most recently starred as Genie in Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin", which premiered May 24.


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