Will Smith and the crew are heading back to Bel-Air!
On Monday, Smith’s co-founded company Westbrook Media announced that the cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is reuniting for an unscripted special on HBO Max in celebration of the show’s 30-year anniversary.
The program will be shot on September 10, the show’s actual anniversary, and will premiere sometime around Thanksgiving.
Smith, who played a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia, will be joined by Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks), and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks).
James Avery, who played Phillip “Uncle Phil” Banks, sadly passed away in 2013.
Per the press release, the reunion — directed by Marcus Raboy — will make for a “funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and special surprise guests.”
Showrunner Rikki Hughes will executive produce alongside Miguel Melendez, Lukas Kaiser, and Brad Haugen for Westbrook Media.
Recently, Smith’s company announced that they signed on to executive produce “Bel-Air,” a dramatic retelling of the series based on a viral trailer made by Morgan Cooper. Cooper will co-write the project with Chris Collins, as well as direct and serve as co-executive producer.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” debuted in September 1990 and ran for six seasons until May 1996.