There’s a new Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and he’s here to claim his throne. Peacock has released the full-length trailer for Bel-Air, the dramatic reimagining of the Will Smith ’90s sitcom we all know and love. The series will launch its first three episodes on Peacock on Superbowl Sunday, February 13, 2022, with the following new episodes being released weekly on the streaming platform.
“This town will try to make you forget who you are and where you came from. Don’t let it do that,” Jabari Banks’ Will is warned by Jazz (Jordan L. Jones) at the start of the trailer, see for yourself.
Bel-Air Official Trailer
Peacock‘s reimagined series is co-written and directed by Morgan Cooper, who is also serving as co-executive producer on the project. The melodramatic reimagining is based on Morgan Cooper’s viral hit that put a Riverdale spin on the classic sitcom. T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson are co-showrunners and executive producers, as well as Cooper’s co-writers.
The original Fresh Prince, Will Smith is executive producing through Westbrook Studios alongside Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz. James Lassiter, Malcolm Spellman, Miguel Melendez, and Westbrook Studios’ Terence Carter will also serve as executive producers. Bel-Air comes from Westbrook Studios and Universal Television. UTV was the studio behind the original series as well.
Alongside Banks, other cast members include Adrian Holmes (“At That Age,” “V Wars”) as Phillip Banks; Cassandra Freeman (“The Enemy Within,” “Atlanta”) as Vivian Banks; Olly Sholotan (“Run Hide Fight,” “Evolution of Nate Gibson”) as Carlton Banks; Coco Jones (“Let it Shine,” “Vampires vs. The Bronx”) as Hilary Banks; Akira Akbar (“We Can Be Heroes,” “Captain Marvel”) as Ashley Banks; Jimmy Akingbola (“Most Dangerous Game,” “In The Long Run”) as Geoffrey; Jordan L. Jones (“Rel,” “Snowfall”) as Jazz; and Simone Joy Jones (“The Chair,” “What If”) as Lisa.
“Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show.“
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