The sitcom of the 90s, on which so many grew up on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, has officially received a reboot and we were behind the scenes to present you an exclusive.
From Morgan Cooper’s mind, Bel-Air began as an idea and a short film as he drove down the freeway in his home state of Kansas.
Nowadays, things are fast becoming viral, and that’s exactly what happened with his short film, but this form of viral hit is different. Speaking to Morgan during the visit, he explained that within 24 hours of the release of the short film, Will Smith and his production company Westbrook Media wanted to meet. Morgan explained that he boarded a plane in Miami, and everything else was history.
This reboot, while not a copy of the classics of the 90s, touches on the conversations that take place today and which are certainly a little different from what many of us watched in the original.
However, one message that remains unchanged is the vision of a black successful family, which, despite their problems, remains just that, a family.
During the premiere of the series, we spoke with actors and producers who praised Jabari Banks, who as the first role takes on the role of Will.
A native of the Branch, Jabari shared that when he went for the video, it wasn’t necessarily an audition, Will surprised him in a zoom call that confirmed the video was his. In the same mood, speaking with TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson shows, they also say that Jabari has been playing the role since the audition.
This phenomenal cast along with Jabari includes Coco Jones, who plays Hillary Banks, an influential figure different from Hillary’s 90s version, who was a woman-meteorologist. Adrian Holmes, who plays Philip Banks, Oli Sholaton, who plays Carlton Banks, a version that is significantly different from the 90s version, and without the spoilers in the first episode you’ll see exactly why. Cassandra Freeman, who plays Vivian Banks, Akira Akbar, who plays Ashley Banks, Jimmy Ackingball, who plays Jeffrey, Jordan L. Jones, who plays jazz, and Simona Joy Jones, who plays Lisa,
During this premiere we not only were able to talk to this phenomenal actor, but some of the original actors also joined, including DJ Jazz Jeff, who of course played the right hand of Will Jazz, Joseph Marcel, who played beloved of all. butler Jeffrey and Tatiana Ali, who played Ashley Banks.
This series, as expected, is different from the original, but for fans of the sitcom of the 90’s in this remake of the drama you will find pieces of nostalgia.