‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Reunion Trailer: Will Smith Recalls Wanting To Make James Avery Proud & More


The Banks are again! Will Smith shared the official trailer for ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion on Nov. 13, together with its HBO Max launch date!

This is a narrative all about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air forged returned to the well-known front room! On Friday, Will Smith shared the primary take a look at the 30-year forged reunion, which begins streaming on HBO Max on November 19. The whole forged — Alfonso Ribeiro (who performed Carlton Banks), Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks), and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz) — got collectively for the reunion particular, together with the unique Aunt Vivian, actress Janet Hubert. Hubert makes an look on the finish of the trailer to everybody’s shock, since she has publicly expressed her disdain for Will resulting from her being changed on the NBC sitcom. The two have since ended their feud.

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“These are the people who made me the man I am today,” Will wrote alongside the trailer in a publish on Instagram on Friday, November 13. “And I couldn’t let this day go by without marking the occasion.” 

In the close to 2-minute trailer, the forged reminisces on their family-like bond and recollects the particular relationship between Will and Alfonso, each on and off display. They go onto share extra tales and by no means earlier than heard tid-bits, corresponding to the truth that Will sought validity on-screen from the late James Avery, who performed the household patriarch, Uncle Philip Banks. The forged was delivered to tears whereas remembering the actor who died in 2014 on the age of 68.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast. (Photo credit: ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection)

“James is the heart of the show,” Tatyana says in the trailer, to which Will adds, “James Avery was this 6’4″ Shakespearean beast and I wished him to suppose I used to be good.” At one level, Alfonso says, “There will always be a piece of us in that living room.”

The reunion trailer comes practically two months to the date that Fresh Prince debuted. The present first emerged on NBC on September 10, 1990. On that date in 2020, Will introduced that the forged was cooking up one thing enjoyable with HBO Max. He shared a selfie along with his Fresh Prince co-stars within the well-known front room of the Banks’ Bel-Air dwelling.

In addition to the anticipated Fresh Prince reunion, a drama reboot of the hit ’90s comedy is within the works at Peacock. The new enterprise, which is based mostly on a 2019 viral video, is government produced by Will.

Alfonso beforehand admitted that the forthcoming drama reboot can be “weird” for him to look at. Why? — “Obviously, I’m a comedy guy, right?,” he stated on the HollywoodLife Podcast in late October. “I love that the show made people laugh, but it certainly had dramatic moments and important, poignant discussions. It looked at things that even today we’re still dealing with.”

He continued, “It’s going to be interesting to see it as as a drama. I think I’m along with everyone else interested to see how that’s going to work out. I have no idea how you take that character and make him serious,” Alfonso stated, including, “I’m hoping that they still have some comedy with Carlton.”

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