The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot Announces More New Cast Members
A new iteration of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is coming our way on Feb. 13, and we finally know who will be starring in it. After announcing in August that newcomer Jabari Banks will be playing the iconic role of Will (previously played by Will Smith), Peacock unveiled more of the main cast for the anticipated series on Sept. 14, 2021. The new Banks family includes a few well-known names, like V Wars actor Adrian Holmes as Philip Banks as well as former Disney Channel star Coco Jones as Hilary Banks.
On Jan. 20, Peacock announced another slate of new cast members who will be joining the reboot in recurring roles, including Claws star Karrueche Tran, Duane Martin, April Parker Jones, SteVonté Hart, and more. In addition to reintroducing familiar roles from the original sitcom, the hour-long drama will also welcome new characters.
The new series, titled Bel-Air, is a modern-day retelling of the classic '90s sitcom, inspired by a viral YouTube trailer created by Morgan Cooper. Per the show's official tagline, Bel-Air will "dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show." Ahead of its Super Bowl Sunday premiere, the show has already been picked up for two seasons. Keep scrolling to check out the main actors in Bel-Air's cast.
Jabari Banks as Will
The newcomer will star as Will, who was previously played by Will Smith.
Adrian Holmes as Philip Banks
The V Wars actor will play the Banks patriarch, who was previously played by the late James Avery.
Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks
The Atlanta actress will play Will's aunt Vivian, who was previously played by Janet Hubert and Daphne Maxwell Reid.
Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks
The Run Hide Fight actor will play Will's cousin Carlton, who was previously played by Alfonso Ribeiro.
Coco Jones as Hilary Banks
The Let It Shine actress will play Will's cousin Hilary, who was previously played by Karyn Parsons.
Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks
The Captain Marvel actress will play Will's young cousin Ashley, who was previously played by Tatyana Ali.
Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey
The Most Dangerous Game actor will play the Banks family's butler, Geoffrey, who was previously played by Joseph Marcell.
Jordan L. Jones as Jazz
The Snowfall star will play Will's best friend, who was previously played by DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Simone Joy Jones as Lisa
The actress will play Will's love interest Lisa, who was previously played by Nia Long.
Joe Holt as Fred Wilkes
Holt plays police chief and Lisa's father Fred Wilkes, who was previously played by John Amos.
April Parker Jones as Viola "Vy" Smith
Jones will play the role of Will's mother and Aunt Viv's sister, who was previously played by Vernee Watson-Johnson.
SteVonté Hart as Tray Melbert
The young actor will play Will's best friend and basketball teammate from West Philly, who was previously played by Don Cheadle.
Karrueche Tran as Ivy
Tran will take on the role of Ivy, described as a "top-tier social media influencer" who helps Hilary out with her budding influencer business.
Duane Martin as Steven Lewis
Martin will portray seasoned political strategist Steven Lewis, Uncle Phil's campaign manager who aids him in his run for Los Angeles district attorney.
Charlie Hall as Tyler Laramy
Hall will play Tyler Laramy, a member of the Bel-Air Academy basketball team who will become one of Will's school friends.
Jon Beavers as Kylo
Beavers will play the role of Kylo, another social media influencer who will offer Hilary the opportunity to join his influencer house.
Scottie Thompson as Angela
Thompson will play Angela, an interior designer who is newly married to Fred Wilkes.
Tyler Barnhardt as Connor Satterfield
Barnhardt plays Carlton's best friend and lacrosse teammate Connor Satterfield. The most popular kid in school (next to Carlton), he will cause tension between Carlton and Will.