One year after the official announcement of the dramatic reboot of the series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith has revealed the name of the actor who will take over his role. In a video released by Peacock, the American actor announces the news himself to Jabari Banks, the lucky one (see the video at the end of the article). It will be his first experience in a television series.
The young man will play the character of Will and will be joined in the cast by Adrian Holmes (Phillip Banks), Cassandra Freeman (Vivian Banks), Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks), Jimmy Akingbola (Geofrrey), Jordan L. Jones (Jazz) and Simone Joy Jones (Lisa).
Based on Morgan Cooper‘s short film, the Bel-Air series will be set in the present day and will follow Will’s complicated journey from the streets of Philadelphia to the mansions of Bel-Air. According to Peacock‘s release, the series will dive deeper into conflict, emotion and prejudice while retaining the boldness and nods to the original series.