He will join Jabari Banks in place of Will Smith.
The main cast has been announced for new prince of bel air Reboot on NBC streaming platform Peacock.
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After revealing earlier this month that newcomer Jabari Banks would play Will Smith, the show has now added eight additional actors to complete the Banks family.
Adrian Holmes in the new cast (v warshandjob skyscraper) as Philip Banks, Cassandra Freeman (atlantahandjob the enemy Within) as Vivian Banks, Ollie Sholoton (Nate Gibson’s Evolution) as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones (Vampire vs The Bronx) Hilary Banks, and Akira Akbar (captain marvel) as Ashley Banks.
Other new additions are Jimmy Akingbola (most dangerous game) as Butler Geoffrey, Jordan L. Jones (snow) as Jazz, and Simone Joy Jones (what ifhandjob Chair) as Lisa.
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reboot, title Bel Air, is a dramatic spin on the original sitcom based on Morgan Cooper’s viral 2019 short. Cooper will serve as co-writer, director and executive producer, sharing the latter duties with Will Smith, who played himself in six seasons of the original sitcom.
Bel-Air has been ordered for two seasons, with TJ Brady and Rashid Newson (chio) left the project, after the previous two Chris Collins and Diane Houston took over showrunner duties.
A synopsis states that the show will “focus on Will’s complex journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansion of Bel-Air. With a fresh approach, Bel Air Will dive deep into the underlying conflicts, emotions, and prejudices that were impossible to fully explore in the 30-minute sitcom format, while still giving the original show the swagger and nods. “
The series is expected to premiere in 2022.
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