“Oh my god, Carlton!” Carlton and the rest of the Bel-Air group have been cast for Peacock’s upcoming reimagining of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The streaming platform introduced the series regulars for Bel-Air Tuesday in a press release.
Co-starring alongside previously announced star Jabari Banks are Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks (At That Age, V Wars); Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks (The Enemy Within, Atlanta); Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks (Run Hide Fight, Evolution of Nate Gibson); Coco Jones as Hilary Banks (Let it Shine, Vampires vs. The Bronx); Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks (We Can Be Heroes, Captain Marvel); Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey (Most Dangerous Game, In The Long Run); Jordan L. Jones as Jazz (Rel, Snowfall); and Simone Joy Jones as Lisa (The Chair, What If).
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The one-hour drama series has already been ordered for two seasons.
As previously reported, Bel-Air is a modern-day dramatic take on the original series, which ended its six-season run in 1996.
Bel-Air will dive deeper into conflicts, emotions and biases as Will moves from West Philadelphia to the affluent enclave of Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
The reimagined drama came as a result of a viral trailer uploaded to YouTube in 2019, by cinematographer Morgan Cooper, which saw the Fresh Prince get a grittier backstory set in the present day.
Cooper is now the director, co-writer and executive producer on the new series. Will Smith will also serve as an executive producer alongside Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy & Susan Borowitz. T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson.
The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Smith’s media company Westbrook Inc.