Bel-Air: Jabari Banks To Star As Will For Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reimagined Series At Peacock

Peacock and Will Smith revealed on social media that newcomer and West Philadelphia local Jabari Banks has landed the lead role for the upcoming drama series Bel-Air, a reimagined series of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Peacock and Will Smith revealed on social media that newcomer and West Philadelphia local Jabari Banks has landed the lead role for the upcoming drama series Bel-Air, a reimagined series of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialised 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. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a thirty-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show.

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The series is based on Morgan Cooper’s popular fan film that re-envisioned the original series, leading to Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television looking to develop the concept into a series, leading to it receiving a two-season order last year from Peacock.

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T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson serve as executive producers and co-showrunners on the series, while Cooper serves as co-writer and executive producer. Also executive producing are Will Smith, Quincy Jones, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Benny Medina and Andy and Susan Borowitz.

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