When will the second season of this drama series be released? Continue reading to find out more about Bel-Air Season 2.
Attention viewers! The reimagined version of the sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is coming back with a second season sooner than we expected! Ever since the premiere of the final episode, “Where To?” of the first season, the viewers got to see Will’s father make a surprise appearance when he shows up unexpectedly and exposes a long-buried secret after telling the truth about where he’s been.
This has sparked much speculation and excitement among viewers as to how the story will unfold, prompting questions such as “When will fans be able to watch the second season?” Sadly, the fans who want to stream the show as soon as possible will have to wait a while. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you can anticipate, including the release date, plotline, cast, and other details at Web News Observer.
Continue reading to find out more about Peacock’s Bel-Air Season 2.
Bel-Air Season 2: Is it premiering in January 2023?
Unfortunately, the new season will not return on the network until January 2023, so fans will have to wait a little longer, which is just another month because Bel-Air Season 2 is definitely returning this year!
If you recall, the series was renewed for a second season back in 2022, which is now confirmed and all set to premiere on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the designated time slot of 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT., with the first three episodes premiering on the same day and the following episodes expected to drop on a weekly basis until the finale sometime in March 2023. The show’s Twitter handle also confirmed the release date by sharing the official trailer among its followers, quoting, “Get ready. Save the date. Mark your calendars. #BelAirPeacock Season 2 returns Feb 23 streaming only on @peacock.” Take a look at the official post below:
— Bel-Air on Peacock (@BelAirPeacock) January 19, 2023
Bel-Air Season 2 Plot
The second season of Bel-Air picks up with Will at a crossroads in his life as a new figure comes into his life who challenges what he’s learned in Bel-Air and competes for control of his influence. He juggles this while navigating his home life with the Banks family and trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season. We’ll see Will and Carlton’s brotherhood start to evolve as they grow closer, but still challenge each other about their differences.
We’ll also see Hilary evolve as she becomes more of a boss in her influencer world and how that spills over into her relationship with Jazz, and also highlight the relatable struggles around Viv and Phil balancing marriage and family while trying to forge their own career paths and reconnect to the things that are important to them. It is inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining 90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration while exploring Will’s complex journey through a current lens.
“In season two, the show will continue to find ways to push the envelope and feel refreshing and unique while also honoring the heart of the legacy series,” said Carla Banks Waddles, the new showrunner who took over for TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson in October. “Last season was very much about the introduction to the Banks family world, and this season we get to go deeper with some of the themes we touched on … What it truly means to be a family even when it’s challenging. We’ll also explore Will’s character beyond feeling like a fish out of water. He’s now struggling to find a balance of maintaining his independence and his West Philly identity while also being open to new opportunities for himself in Bel-Air.”
“Man, it feels so good to be back!” added Morgan Cooper, whose viral trailer was the basis for the reboot. “The response from the fans in season one was electrifying, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Carla Waddles taking the reins as showrunner for season two. She has an incredible perspective and voice that jumps off the page and challenges our amazing cast to go even deeper in their character journeys. The future of our show is bright and I can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for the Banks family in season two. Everyone is ready to level up in this new chapter, especially Will, who’s determined to become his own man after the fallout with Lou and the Banks family in the season one finale. The themes of trust, pride, and ambition are at the forefront, and all our characters find themselves at unique crossroads that will be life-changing.”
Bel-Air Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles are as follows Jabari Banks as Will Smith, Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks, Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey Thompson, Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hilary Banks, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks, Simone Joy Jones as Lisa Wilkes, Jordan L. Jones as Jazz, and Adrian Holmes as Philip Banks. A familiar face is about to matriculate on Bel-Air: Tatyana Ali, who played Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, is set to recur as an English literature teacher in the second season of the Peacock reboot.
The crew members of the series include Carla Banks Waddles serves as the showrunner for the series. Executive producers are Morgan Cooper, Anthony Sparks, Malcolm Spellman, Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Benny Medina, Quincy Jones, Andy & Susan Borowitz, TJ Brady, and Rasheed Newson. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios.
Bel-Air Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 46 to 60 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of January 21, 2023, the exact titles and synopsis cannot be confirmed. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for this information, which will be issued in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we’ve put together a complete episode guide below for the first season to help you understand the plot that will unfold in the new season.
Episode 1: Dreams and Nightmares – February 13, 2022: Will Smith, a talented West Philadelphia teenager, is sent to live with family in Bel Air; upon his arrival, he quickly discovers how different things are and that this is his chance at a new beginning.
Episode 2: Keep Ya Head Up – February 13, 2022: Will finds he doesn’t fit in at his new school in Bel Air and realizes he’ll need to rethink how he navigates this new world; the Banks family starts to adjust to life with Will.
Episode 3: Yamacraw – February 13, 2022: Attending Uncle Phil’s Black fraternity event helps Will find his groove with his family and peers as it becomes clear that his stay in Bel Air will be more permanent.
Episode 4: Canvass – February 17, 2022: The Banks family rallies around Uncle Phil to ramp up his campaign; Will’s past starts to catch up to him, and he finds help in an unexpected place.
Episode 5: PA to LA – February 24, 2022: When Will’s friend Tray visits, his loyalty to Philly is put to the test; the Banks family supports Hilary by hosting an influencer event.
Episode 6: The Strength to Smile – March 3, 2022: The Banks family supports Lisa when they host an event in memory of her mother at the mansion; Will puts his feelings of mistrust aside and steps up to the plate for the Bankses and Lisa.
Episode 7: Payback’s a B*tch – March 10, 2022: Will and Carlton throw a house party at the Banks mansion; when Phil unexpectedly shows up at Viv’s art event, their relationship is shaken by a lack of trust; Hilary stands up to Kylo after he posts a video of her without her consent.
Episode 8: No One Wins When the Family Feuds – March 17, 2022: As the Banks family celebrates Will’s birthday, his mom comes to visit, causing unexpected tension; the adults consider whether it’s time to tell Will about his father.
Episode 9: Can’t Knock The Hustle – March 24, 2022: The Banks family goes to church; Will considers taking the opportunity to find his father, unknowingly driving a wedge between Phil and Geoffrey.
Episode 10: Where To? – March 31, 2022: Will’s father makes a surprise appearance when he shows up unexpectedly and exposes a long-buried secret after telling the truth about where he’s been.
The series is available exclusively on Peacock, with the prior episodes and some other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options based on viewers’ locations and preferences. The viewers can also stream the prior season by renting or purchasing on Vudu or Apple TV on the Roku device. So, it is time for you to renew your membership plans and watch the series and explore another genre of tv series and movies from the massive catalog that the streaming service offers to its members.
Bel-Air Season 2 Official Trailer
The official trailer of 2:23 minutes of the new season was released by the network on January 19, 2023, which showcases that the series is set in modern-day Los Angeles, Peacock’s successful one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known. Take a look at the official trailer for the second season below:
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Bel-Air Season 2 updates.