There’s a new Will in town. After a teaser for the upcoming Peacock series Bel-Air was released last year, the series has debuted its first first-length trailer, giving background to how “got flipped-turned upside down” for The Fresh Prince. Playing Will Smith is Jabari Banks, who’s warned that Bel-Air “will try to make you forget who you are and where you came from” at the start of the trailer.
Relocating to Bel-Air after a basketball court brawl in West Philadelphia, Smith is greeted the Banks Family house manager Geoffrey Thompson (Jimmy Akingbola), Aunt Vivian (Cassandra Freeman) along with cousins Hilary (Coco Jones) and Ashley (Akira Akbar). After a tense encounter with other cousin Calton (Olly Sholotan), Smith is forewarned by his Uncle Phil (Adrian Holmes).
“A real man takes responsibility. A real man knows when to let go of his pride and make the most out of a second chance,” Phil Banks says.
While getting a lay of his new high school campus–and encountering fights with basketball teammates–Smith is still on the run from an unnamed antagonist from his hometown. Bel-Air is co-written and directed by Morgan Cooper, who is also co-executive producer for the series. T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson are co-writers, co-showrunners and executive producers.
Bel-Air is the latest series to be executive produced by Westbrook Studios, co-owned by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Executive producers on the series include Smith, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original series creators Andy Borowitz and Susan Borowitz.
Bel-Air will premiere on February 13th, with its first three episodes, followed by new episodes weekly on Peacock.
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