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The wait is almost over! Season 2 of Bel-Air, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot executive produced by Will Smith, premieres on Peacock on Thursday (Feb. 23).
Jabari Banks stars as Will in a dramatic reimagining of the original sitcom. The cast includes Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hillary Banks, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks and Jimmy Akingbola as the Banks family butler, Geoffrey.
Adrian Holmes and Cassandra Freeman play Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv. April Parker Jones plays Will’s mom (Aunt Viv’s sister) Viola “Vy” Smith. Karrueche Tran, Duane Martin, Charlie Hall and Stevonte Hart are among the recurring cast.
Michael Ealy, Marlon Wayans and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum Daphne Maxwell Reid guest starred in the first season. The new season will also feature new and familiar faces including Tatiana Ali and a guest appearance from Saweetie. Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin scored the music for the show.
Bel-Air is based on a 2019 fan-created dramatic reimagining of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air short film by novice filmmaker Morgan Williams. After the clip went viral, Smith reached out to Williams to discuss developing a series. Bel-Air was later picked up by Peacock and named the platform’s most streamed original series last year.
Like the original, Bel-Air centers around, a West Philadelphia teen whose mother sends him to live with aunt and uncle in the swanky Los Angeles suburb of Bel-Air, Calif.
Banks, 24, is a native of West Philadelphia like Smith. “As soon as I learned I booked the show, I was in California in two days. After that week, we flew to Philly and we started filming. I’ve been filming ever since,” he told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “I remember hearing stories about how The Fresh Prince would air [in Philly] and everything would shut down. Everybody just watched the episode and the next day were talking about it.”
How to Stream Bel-Air On Peacock
The first three episodes of Bel-Air Season 2 will debut on Peacock on Thursday. The show streams at no additional charges to subscribers. New episodes will premiere every Thursday leading up to the finale.
Not subscribed? Monthly plans start at $4.99 (or $49.99 a year) for the ad-supported Peacock Premium and $9.99/month ($99.99 a year) for commercial-free streaming.
Besides, Bel-Air, Peacock is home to original series such as Poker Face, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, The Traitors, The Real Housewives of Miami, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin. Subscribers will also get access to bingeable movies, sports (including WWE), news, kid-friendly content and episodes of beloved shows like Yellowstone, The Office and That 70s Show, Modern Family, Parks & Recreation, plus new episodes of Saturday Night Live and other NBC and Bravo shows.
Not sure if you already have access to Peacock? Comcast will be ending its free Peacock subscription for XFinity customers this summer but there’s still time to potentially join for free (click here for more information). You can stream Peacock on your television, phone, computer and other compatible devices. Streaming internationally? Peacock is available through ExpressVPN and NordVPN.
In the latest season of Bel-Air, Will moves out of his aunt and uncle’s home in Bel-Air and sets up shop in South Central Los Angeles. “My whole life was based on a lie,” he says in the trailer. “I can’t go back to the way things were.”
Watch the trailer for Bel-Air season 2 below.