Bel-Air is a drama streaming television series that originates from the United States of America. The series has been developed by Morgan Cooper, Malcolm Spellman, Rasheed Newson, and TJ Brady. It is based on Cooper’s short fan film The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and is a reboot and dramatization of the sitcom with the same name. Morgan Cooper uploaded Bel-Air to YouTube on 10 March 2019 which was a fan film written and directed by him in the form of a mock trailer for an updated and much dramatic reimagining of the television sitcom series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It was heavily praised by Will Smith who starred in the original sitcom as a fictionalized version of himself and expressed his interest in expanding the concept into a reboot by personally meeting with Morgan Cooper. Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones, Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, and Coco Jones are some of the stars of the series. The series was officially announced on 11 August 2020 after being in the works for over a year. Netflix, HBO Max, and Peacock were bidding for the rights to the series at the time. Peacock gave the series a two-season order under the title Bel-Air on 8 September 2020 with Westbrook Inc. and Universal Television producing the series. This series first premiered on the streaming service Peacock on 13 February 2022. Crown & Conquer hosted an online premiere of the series before its release on 9 February 2022.
Bel-Air Season 1 Story
From the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air, this series follows Will Smith’s complicated journey. The series is a re-imagination of the beloved sitcom named The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which is set in the modern-day United States of America. This is done through a new and dramatic take on the complicated journey of Will Smith from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. He reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known as these worlds collide. Will Smith is a super-talented West- Philadelphia teenager who will be sent to live with his family in the Bel-Air mansion. He will find how different things are and that this is his chance at a new start on arriving.
Bel-Air Season 1 Episode 8 Release Date
Episode 8 of the series is set to be released on 17 March 2022. To date, five episodes of the series have been released with the latest being released on 24 February 2022. This episode was named “PA to LA”. Episode 6 named “Love and Go On” is set to be released on 3 March 2022. Episode 7 is set to be released on 10 March 2022. This would be followed by Episode 8 on 17 March 2022. Episode 9 is set to be released on 24 March 2022. Episode 10 and the last episode of season 1 of the series are set to be released on 31 March 2022.
The viewers residing in the United Kingdom can watch the episodes of this series from 28 February 2022 onwards on channels like Sky and Now. The viewers residing in the United States of America can watch the series by streaming it online on platforms such as Peacock which is a subscription-based service.
|Bel-Air Season 1 Episode 7 Release Date||10 March 2022|
|Bel-Air Season 1 Episode 8 Release Date||17 March 2022|
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Bel-Air Season 1 Cast
Jabari Banks portrays the role of Will Smith who is a 16-year-old from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his Aunt and Uncle in Bel-Air by his mother named Vy. Cassandra Freeman portrays the role of Vivian Banks who is Will’s Aunt, wife of Phillip, mother of Hilary, Carlton, and Ashley, and sister of Vy. Jimmy Akingbola portrays the role of Geoffrey Thompson who is the House Manager of the Banks and was originally from Jamaica before moving to London as a child. Olly Sholotan portrays the role of Carlton Banks who is the lacrosse-playing middle child of Viv and Phil and Will’s cousin and adversary. Coco Jones portrays the role of Hilary Banks who is a social media influencer, excellent chef, and eldest child of Viv and Phil and Will’s cousin. Adrian Holmes portrays the role of Phillip Banks who is Will’s lawyer uncle, husband of Viv, and father of Hilary, Carlton, and Ashley.
Bel-Air Season 1 Trailer
The official trailer for Bel-Air was released by Will Smith himself on his official YouTube channel on 10 January 2022. The trailer revealed crucial details about the cast and storyline of the series.