In 2019, Morgan Cooper released a fan film that shut down the internet. It was his fresh, raw, and dramatic take on the 90s sitcom – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The fan film turned full-on show takes a deeper dive into ‘Will Smith’ (Jabari Banks), his West Philadelphia lifestyle, the banks family and life as a black teen.
According to executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson, “At its heart, Bel-Air is a coming-of-age story that celebrates the strength and love of the Black family. We have stayed true to the original premise of the legacy series – Will’s life is turned upside down after he is forced to leave West Philly and lands in Bel-Air with its gated mansions and wealth, however, our new series brings Will and the Banks family into the world as we know it now. It’s been incredible to bring these iconic characters to life when you tap them into the cultural pulse of our time.”
Bel-Air will premiere on Peacock on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, 2022. The first three episodes will premiere at launch, and new episodes will be released weekly.
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