The reboot in the form of drama of the cult comedy The Prince of Bel-Air commissioned by Peacock features the young actor who will reprise the role of Will Smith.
Bel-Air, the reboot version drama of the cult comedy The Prince of Bel-Air produced by Will Smith for the Peacock platform chose its new star after Variety. This is a newcomer named Jabari Banks.
The young man will therefore play the role of Will, which was played by Will Smith in the original sitcom from the 90s. Jabari Banks learned the good news from Will Smith himself during a video call that can be seen below.
Jabari Banks currently lives in West Philadelphia which is also his character’s birthplace. He graduated from the Philadelphia University of the Arts in 2020. In addition to being an actor, he is a songwriter, singer, rapper, and plays basketball. In short, he brings together all the qualities to interpret Will.
As explained during the announcement of this reboot, Bel-Air is based on Morgan Cooper’s short film – viewed almost 7 million times on YouTube – which literally reinvented the sitcom led by Will Smith into a drama series. Peacock directly ordered two seasons in September 2020.
Located today, Bel-Air is described as the conversion of the sitcom into an hour-long drama per episode. The synopsis remains the same, the series will tell the complicated journey of Will from the streets of West Philadelphia to the very privileged district of Bel-Air.
Morgan Cooper is expected to participate in the series as a co-writer, director and executive producer. A nice journey for the one who started this project with a simple short film of four minutes!