“This town will try to make you forget who you are and where you came from.” So begins the official trailer for Bel-Air, Peacock’s drama series reboot of Will Smith’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
We’re seeing the first actual footage of the series in the trailer, which features newcomer Jabari Banks as Will. Series regular cast also includes Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones and Simone Joy Jones.
The hourlong series, based on Morgan Cooper’s popular fan film that re-envisions the original series, hails from Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television. It received a two-season order in September 2020. T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson, whose credits include The Chi and The 100, serve as executive producers and co-showrunners. Morgan Cooper directs and serves as co-writer and executive producer.
Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.
Cooper serves as director, co-writer, and executive producer, with co-showrunners and executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson.
Bel-Air premieres on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, with the first three episodes at launch and new episodes released weekly on Peacock.
Watch the trailer above.
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