Watch The New Season Of “Bel-Air” Only on Peacock!
Peacock’s hit show “Bel-Air” is returning to the streaming service with its second season this Thursday, February 23.
“Bel-Air,” the dramatic reimagining of the beloved 90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” captured the hearts of fans when it first aired last year. It was a major success as it quickly became the most-streamed original series on Peacock.
The hour-long drama follows 16-year-old Will Smith’s journey as he adjusts from the streets of West Philadelphia to his new upper-class life in Bel-Air.
All characters from the original series are featured in the Peacock retelling and are returning for season 2. This includes Will Smith (Jabari Banks), Carlton Banks (Olly Sholotan), Hilary Banks (Coco Jones), Ashley Banks (Akira Akbar), Uncle Phil (Adrian Holmes), Aunt Viv (Cassandra Freeman), Geoffrey (Jimmy Akingbola), Jazz (Jordan L. Jones), and Lisa Wilkes (Simone Joy).
Some new faces are set to appear in season 2 as well. On January 12, Variety confirmed three new recurring cast members and an exciting guest star to be featured in the upcoming season.
Beloved rapper, Saweetie is coming to “Bel-Air” in a guest spot, which the show teased in a behind-the-scenes video posted to social media of her on set with the rest of the cast. The rapper shared her excitement in the clip saying, “it’s an honor to be here.”
Other new actors set to be featured in the new season are, Brooklyn McLinn (previous roles in “Cloak & Dagger” and “Black-ish”), Jazlyn Martin (“This Is Us” and “All American: Homecoming”), and Riele Downs (“Darby and the Dead” and “Henry Danger”).
Per Variety, Brooklyn McLinn plays Doc Hightower, “a busy and driven basketball recruiter and AAU Coach who is impressed by Will’s game at Bel-Air Academy.” Jazlyn Martin will play a character named Jackie, whose “South L.A. street smarts put Will’s Philly swagger to the test when they are introduced to each other at a Venice basketball tournament.” And Riele Downs will play Yazmin, who is described as “the president of the Black Student Union at Bel-Air Academy. While their paths have not previously crossed at school, Yazmin finds herself impressed by Carlton’s contributions to the club.”
On January 19, Peacock released the full-length official trailer for “Bel-Air” season 2. In the 2-minute trailer, we see Will discovering more of L.A. and forging his own path outside of the Banks mansion. It also hinted at new challenges for the main cast as we see a possible continued rift in Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv’s marriage and Carlton trying to start anew. The trailer also revealed a special cameo from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s OG Ashley, Tatyana Ali, speaking to Bel-Air’s Ashley.
According to Deadline, the official plot of the second season of Bel-Air reads:
Carla Banks Waddles, Bel-Air’s new showrunner said the second season will go deeper into the themes of the first season and will touch on “what it truly means to be a family even when it’s challenging.”
“In season two, the show will continue to find ways to push the envelope and feel refreshing and unique while also honoring the heart of the legacy series,” Waddles said.
“Bel-Air” season 2 premieres Feb. 23 exclusively on Peacock.