Peacock debuted in full Bel Air trailer for the upcoming modern reimagining of the classic ’90s sitcom directed by Will Smith, starring newcomer Jabari Banks as he takes on the lead role of Will. It will premiere on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, with the release of the first three episodes. After its debut, new episodes will air weekly.
the Bel Air The trailer, which you can check out below along with the new photos, gives us our first look at the new take on the reboot on a familiar premise by adding more depth to the issue regarding the real reason Will was forced to leaving West Philly. It also provides our first look at the Banks family version of the show.
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Inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral video of the same name, Bel Air reinvents the iconic sitcom as a modern day drama. It is co-written and directed by Cooper, who is also an executive producer.
“Set in America today, Peacock’s new hour-long drama series imagines the beloved sitcom The prince of Bel-Air through a dramatic new take on Will’s convoluted journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air, ”the official synopsis read. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the strife, emotions and prejudices of a world far different from the only one he has ever known.
The reboot will feature Jabari Banks in his acting debut, Adrian Holmes (V wars) like Phillip Banks, Cassandra Freeman (Atlanta) like Vivian Banks, Olly Sholotan (Evolution of Nate Gibson) like Carlton Banks, Coco Jones (Vampires vs. the Bronx) like Hilary Banks, Akira Akbar (Captain marvel) like Ashley Banks, Jimmy Akingbola (Most Dangerous Game) like Geoffrey, Jordan L. Jones (Snowfall) like Jazz, and Simone Joy Jones (The chair, what if) like Lisa.
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Bel Air is produced by TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson, who serve as showrunners. It is a production of Universal Television and Westbrook Studios. Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina and original creators Andy and Susan Borowitz are executive producers.