Peacock’s “Bel Air” was undoubtedly one of the standout series of 2022!
Peacock’s BEL-AIR debuted on the day of Super Bowl Sunday (February 13, 2022) and released brand new episodes weekly.
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 show earned a spot on BET’s Best Shows Of 2022 list:
“It’s one thing to receive a complete series order from a major TV company when adapting a book or film. It’s another when you’re offered a greenlight to remix one of the best Black sitcoms created from a viral (yet imaginative) trailer.
Now, having that re-imagined series become a success is another feat. Morgan Cooper’s Bel-Air works not only because of the source material that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air provided.
But also because of the series’ top-tier cast led by Jabari Banks (Will), BET Amplified star Coco Jones (Hillary Banks), and Adrian Holmes (Philip Banks), which together create a captivating fish-out-of-water story.”
Congratulations to the cast and crew.
“Bel Air” will return for Season 2 on February 23rd.
According to the streamer, season 2 of Bel-Air picks up with Will (Banks) at a crossroads as a new figure comes into his life who challenges what he’s learned in Bel-Air and competes for control of his influence. He juggles this while navigating his home life with the Banks family and trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season.
Co-Showrunners / Executive Producers: T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson
Director / Co-Writer / Executive Producer: Morgan Cooper
Executive Producers: Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy & Susan Borowitz
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s media company Westbrook Inc.