'Bel-Air' Exclusive: Banks Family Photo Drops Ahead Of Series Premiere At Peacock
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'Bel-Air' Exclusive: Banks Family Photo Drops Ahead Of Series Premiere At Peacock

Shadow and Act has an exclusive photo from Bel-Air ahead of its upcoming series premiere.

The above Banks Family Portrait features Jabari Banks as Will, Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks, Cassandra Freeman as Vivian BanksOlly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hilary Banks, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks and Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey.

Bel-Air also stars Jordan L. Jones as Jazz and Simone Joy Jones as Lisa.

The official description of the series reads: Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” 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 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show. 

The series is out of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television. It is based on the viral concept trailer from Morgan Cooper released in 2019. Peacock won a buzzy bidding war for the series after Smith contacted Cooper and wanted to develop the project. The NBCUniversal streamer already has a two-season order for the series.

The co-showrunners are T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson. Cooper is directing and is the co-writer and executive producer. Exec producers are Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy & Susan Borowitz.

The series premieres on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13, on Peacock.

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