Is the series expected to premiere in 2022 or 2023? Continue reading to find out.
“Set your own rules, or disturb the system. We all got choices to make, but this time, no one chooses for me.” Banks narrates in the new clip, explaining that “life is a series of choices,” which will be a crucial theme in the new season as a reimagined version of the sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and is based on Cooper’s short fan film of the same name. It has become one of the most-streamed original series on the streaming service, reaching 8 million accounts to date.
So, it is not surprising that the series was renewed for a new season by the network. Moreover, the reception that the series has received based solely on the episodes explains why fans’ interest in watching the series has grown even more. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the official release date, plot, cast, etc., then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Bel-Air Season 2, which the fans have been waiting patiently to know about since the premiere of the first season.
Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
Bel-Air Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The network has officially confirmed that the brand-new season is set to premiere on, Thursday, February 23, 2023, and at the time slot at 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 official Peacock handle also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date among its followers by sharing the new teaser trailer, quoting, “Choices have consequences, but choices must be made.” Take a look at the official post below:
Choices have consequences, but choices must be made. pic.twitter.com/E7jYpcn28t
— Peacock (@peacock) November 17, 2022
Bel-Air Season 2 Plot
As per Peacock, the series is set et 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.
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.
Bel-Air Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series are expected to reprise their roles in the new season which 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.
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: Take a look at some exclusive stills
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 – 60 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of November 19, 2022, 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.
Right now you can watch Bel-Air on Peacock. The viewers can also stream the prior seasons 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 stream 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 Teaser Trailer
The official trailer of 1:03 minutes was released on November 17, 2022, with a tagline, stating, “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.” Take a look at the official trailer on Peacock’s YouTube channel below:
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming Bel-Air Season 2 or not.