The ‘reboot’ of ‘The Prince of Bel-Air’ changes tone, decade and protagonist: Will Smith already has a replacement

The young actor Jabari Banks will star in the new version of the series released by the streaming platform Peacock in the US A totally different fiction set in our days.

The ‘reboot’ of The prince of Bel Air promises to be radically different from the unforgettable ‘sitcom’ starring Will Smith and aired with great success in the 90s. To begin with, because it leaves behind canned laughter, jokes and changes its comic tone to become a drama, but also because it will be set in our days. A) Yes, Little or nothing is left of the series about that charming boy from West Philadelphia who grew up and lived without paying much attention to the police.

Developed by Peacock -the ‘streaming’ platform of the US free-to-air network NBC-, the ‘reboot’ of the mythical ‘sitcom’ has also just announced its most anticipated novelty: Who will be in charge of picking up the baton of Will Smith to get into the shoes of Will Smith – yes, the character of the series had the same name as the actor – in the new fiction. The brave man who has dared to step into the shoes of one of the most famous characters in television history has been Jabari Banks, a young actor in his twenties who comes from West Philadelphia as his character and who debuts in the world of acting with this role.

The streaming platform responsible for the broadcast of the series in the US – there is still no chain or VOD service linked to the project in Spain – has announced the news through a very special video that it has published on its official You Tube account and their social networks. At, It is Will Smith himself who tells Jabari Banks that his life is going to change forever: Has become the new Prince of Bel-Air.

“Set in Modern America, Bel-Air is a dramatic analog series from the ’90s sitcom The prince of Bel Air which is based on its original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the mansions of Bel-Air “, reads the official description of the series.

With a reinvented vision, ‘Bel-Air’ will dive deeper into the conflicts, emotions and inherent prejudices that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still offering nods to the original series.

The Serie has already been commissioned by Peacock for the production of two seasons that will be in charge of the duo of ‘showrunners’ TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson. Will Smith, of course, is an executive producer on the project, alongside Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, Andy, and Susan Borowitz.

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