“So, here’s the story…”
So, this is a story all about how one fan-made trailer brought the internet down — so I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I’ll tell you how we got this reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
In fact, Will loved Morgan’s trailer and concept SO MUCH, he decided to make it a reality — which brings us to today, when we received our very first trailer for the new show, titled Bel-Air, which will premiere on Peacock! Check out the trailer here:
The plot of the show follows most of the same beats as the original story, with the central focus seeing Will (Jabari Banks) sent away to Bel-Air to live with his Aunt Vivian (Cassandra Freeman) and Uncle Phil (Adrian Holmes) after he gets into some serious trouble.
However, being that this is a more-dramatic, less-comedic take on the story, Will’s worries are escalating fast as he remains on the run from threats in West Philadelphia.
The trailer also gives us a look at the new cast who’ll be playing some of our old faves, like “House Manager” Jeffrey (Jimmy Akingbola):
And, of course, all of the Banks children are accounted for, starting with Hilary (Coco Jones):
Then Ashley (Akira Akbar):
And, of course, Carlton (Olly Sholotan):
Overall, the show looks like it’s going to be awesome! It’s really cool to see something so ready to inject new, modern energy into a beloved classic — while also opting to do its own thing with the subject matter! We love to see it!