Today, Peacock’s highly anticipated drama series Bel-Air, the contemporary reimagining of the dope ass and culture defining ’90s sitcom, has announced its full main cast. The serialized reboot comes courtesy of director Morgan Cooper’s viral fan film Bel-Air from 2019, with T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson on board as co-showrunners.
Earlier this month, we shared the amazing news that West Philly native Jabari Banks would be taking on the iconic role of Will. Today we’re sharing some of the other players you should know who will be stepping into the shoes of some of television’s most iconic characters.
Simone Joy Jones (The Chair, What If) will star as Lisa, Adrian Holmes (At That Age, V Wars) as Phillip Banks, Cassandra Freeman (The Enemy Within, Atlanta) as Vivian Banks, Jordan L. Jones (Rel, Snowfall) as Jazz, Akira Akbar (We Can Be Heroes, Captain Marvel) as Ashley Banks, Olly Sholotan (Run Hide Fight, Evolution of Nate Gibson) as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones (Let it Shine, Vampires vs. The Bronx) as Hilary Banks, and Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey (Most Dangerous Game, In The Long Run).
Will and the Banks family are looking to revitalize a sitcom that holds immense cultural relevance today, and there’s little doubt that Cooper and co-showrunners Brady and Newson won’t succeed in bringing The Fresh Prince new life.