‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Reunion Special Announced
Fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be able to experience a reunion special with Will Smith and the cast of the hit 90’s show this fall.
Reportedly, the special, set to air on HBO Max, is scheduled to tape on Sept. 10 – which marks the exact 30th anniversary date of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s debut.
Actor, Will Smith acquired global stardom with the help of the NBC series, donned after his pseudo rap name “The Fresh Prince,” in the 90’s after six seasons on air. His supporting cast included Tatyani Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Alfonso Ribeiro, and Smith’s longtime friend, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Fan favorite on the show, James Avery played a significant role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but will be missed during the reunion, as he passed away Dec. 31, 2013.
In related news, ‘Bel-Air’, a drama reboot of the popular series is underway! In March 2019, a professionally shot, 4-minute reimagined, trailer of the show hit social media and began circulating leaving fans wondering if this was indeed something that was in the works.
The drama series is currently being shopped to streamers and is a co-production between Smith’s Westbrook Studios and original producers Universal TV.
According to reports, the new Bel-Air has been in the works for over a year. Morgan Cooper, a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ super-fan created and directed the trailer and will co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-EP.
Will Smith’s company, Westbrook Media is also reported to be producing the reunion special. Marucs Raboy will direct the reunion. Rikki Hughes is showrunner and executive produces alongside Miguel Melendez, Lukas Kaiser and Brad Haugen for Westbrook Media.
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