The Bel-Air Reboot Promises Lots of Drama and a Dark Twist in New Teaser
There’s a new Prince of Bel-Air in town, and we’re not mad about it! NBC’s beloved comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is getting the reboot treatment – with a bit of a spin. The modern-day-set series, titled Bel-Air, is an hour-long show that nods to the same swagger from the original ’90s sitcom, but with a dramatic twist. The new show will once again explore Will’s (Jabari Banks) journey from the “streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” but this time it’ll dig deeper into issues like race, class, and sociopolitical issues.
The series is inspired by a viral YouTube trailer created and released by Fresh Prince superfan Morgan Cooperin March 2019, which Will Smith promptly started turning into a real show. The original Fresh Prince is currently available for streaming on Stan, and the reboot will air in the same place. Back in 2020, Smith revealed that the reboot had already been picked up for two seasons, so there are clearly very high expectations for the drama.
There’s no telling how Bel-Air will match up to the original sitcom, but it could be one of the few reboots that actually flourishes in the shadow of its predecessor. Ahead, get all the details you’ll want about the new series, including the plot, stacked cast, and trailers.
– Additional reporting by Njera Perkins