BEL-AIR | Binge now only on SHOWMAX

Executive produced by controversial 2022 Oscar winner Will Smith, the brand-new Fresh Prince-inspired series, Bel-Air, is full of surprises. It’s set in modern-day America, but it’s also a prequel to the hit ‘90s sitcom. And it’s a drama, bringing a whole new take to Will’s life-altering journey from the streets of West Philly to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.

Newcomer Jabari Banks stars as Will, alongside the freshly-imagined Banks family, portrayed by Adrian Holmes (Arrow, Supernatural), Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man), singer-songwriter Coco Jones, Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, Good Trouble), and Nigerian-American actor Olly Sholotan (Run Hide Fight) as the way-too-cool Carlton, with Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow) as Geoffrey.

One of Rotten Tomatoes’ Most Anticipated Shows of 2022, Bel-Air is co-created by Morgan Cooper (the fan whose viral YouTube trailer reimagining The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a drama inspired the whole project), Black Reel nominee Malcolm Spellman ( The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Empire), and T.J. Brady (The Chi, The 100).

Empire Magazine calls the series, “A bold reimagining that maintains the essence of the original show while exploring important social themes from an authentic, Black perspective.”

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