The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air Reboot Finds Lead in Jabari Banks


Peacock’s Bel-Air has discovered its lead.

Actor Jabari Banks is about to guide the forged of the reboot of the beloved sitcom The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air.

Peacock dropped the announcement alongside a video of Will Smith telling the actor his life was about to alter.

Will Smith/Jabari Banks

“Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air that leans into the unique premise: Will’s sophisticated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air,” reads the present’s official logline.

“With a reimagined imaginative and prescient, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, feelings and biases that had been inconceivable to completely discover in a 30-minute sitcom format, whereas nonetheless delivering swagger and nods to the unique present.”

Jabari Banks lives in West Philly. He graduated from the College of the Arts in Philly in 2020. Along with appearing, Jabari is an achieved songwriter, singer, rapper, and basketball participant.

Jabari Banks Headshot

“We’ve got simply formally closed the take care of Peacock with an unprecedented two-season-order from a pitch,” Smith shared in a video final 12 months, confirming the pickup.

“I’ve been on this enterprise for 30 years, and that doesn’t occur. They ordered two full seasons of Bel-Air primarily based on the standard of the pitch and the work that you simply guys have carried out. So I need to say congratulations. I’m hyped.”

Chris Collins will function showrunner and govt producer and is co-writing the present with Morgan Cooper.

Cooper wrote and directed the four-minute spec trailer, debuting the video on social media in March 2019.

Will Smith

The trailer, which presently has almost 7 million views on YouTube, caught the eye of Smith, and in a response video, Smith known as the movie and concept good. 

Bel-Air is produced by Common Tv, a division of Common Studio Group and Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s media firm Westbrook Inc.

Now that the present has discovered its lead, there is a good probability extra casting bulletins will probably be imminent, and manufacturing needs to be getting underway very quickly.

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Watch the video of Smith telling Jabari about being forged within the sequence under.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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