The Trailer For The 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Reunion Special Is Here
Written by Black Voices on November 13, 2020
A brand new trailer teasing “The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air” reunion particular means followers of the 1990s sitcom can now formally get excited to look at it.
Will Smith, who starred within the present, shared the trailer for the upcoming particular on his Instagram account on Friday. The reunion is ready to air on HBO Max on Nov. 19.
“These are the individuals who made me the person I’m as we speak,” Smith wrote within the caption for the put up. “And I couldn’t let this present day go by with out marking the event.”
Within the trailer, Smith is joined by his co-stars Alfonso Ribeiro, who performed Carlton Banks; Tatyana Ali, who performed Ashley Banks; Karyn Parsons, who performed Hilary Banks; Daphne Reed, who performed Vivian Banks; Joseph Marcell, who performed Geoffrey; and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeffrey Allen Townes), who performed Jazz.
“I’ve at all times been in a position to acknowledge chemistry,” Smith says within the trailer.
“Contemporary Prince” centered on Smith, whose high-school-aged character (who bears the identical identify) moved from West Philadelphia to reside along with his kinfolk within the rich Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The trailer contains a dedication to James Avery, who performed Philip Banks, aka Uncle Phil. Avery died in 2013.
“James is the guts of the present,” Ali mentioned in regards to the late actor within the clip.
The “Contemporary Prince” forged first teased the reunion particular again in September, which marked the 30th anniversary of the present’s debut.
Janet Hubert additionally makes an look within the trailer, after an introduction from Smith, who says, “I couldn’t rejoice 30 years of ‘Contemporary Prince’ with out Janet.”
Hubert initially performed the character of Vivian Banks — or Aunt Viv — for the primary three seasons of the present, earlier than she was changed by Reed. Since her departure, she has had a rocky relationship with among the forged members, notably Smith. In 2016, she publicly accused the “Dangerous Boys” actor of being “part of the system that’s unfair to different actors” amid the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
Elsewhere within the trailer, Ali mirrored on the impression of the present, which ran from 1990 to 1996: “Our present meant Black excellence.”
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