Mark your calendars! The new season is officially on the way. Here is everything we know so far about Bel-Air Season 2.
Yes, readers, you read that correctly! Only a few days remain before the series returns this month with a brand-new season! This update alone has intrigued fans’ enthusiasm, as they are curious about what else will happen in the highly anticipated second season, which is a reimagined version of the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” based on Cooper’s short fan film of the same name.
This is one of the reasons why viewers have tuned in to watch the previous episodes as soon as possible. So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about when the season will premiere on Peacock, then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you to help you prepare before streaming. Continue reading to learn more about Bel-Air Season 2.
Bel-Air Season 2: When will the new season premiere?
The wait is finally over as, “Bel-Air,” is officially back with the second season in February 2023! After months of anticipating! It is confirmed that the new season will 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.
On the other hand, all major details about the show’s plot and character arcs will be released later. Additionally, 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: What to expect in the second season?
Season two of Bel-Air picks up with Will at a crossroads 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.
“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: Who will return in the new season?
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 foreseen 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 February 15, 2023, the exact titles and synopsis cannot be confirmed yet. But, 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 which shows, “The journey of a talented teen whose life is forever transformed when he moves from the streets of west Philadelphia to live with his relatives in one of LA’s wealthiest enclaves.”
- Season 1 Episode 1: Dreams and Nightmares – February 13, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 2: Keep Ya Head Up – February 13, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 3: Yamacraw – February 13, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 4: Canvass – February 17, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 5: PA to LA – February 24, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 6: The Strength to Smile – March 3, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 7: Payback’s a B*tch – March 10, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 8: No One Wins When the Family Feuds – March 17, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 9: Can’t Knock The Hustle – March 24, 2022
- Season 1 Episode 10: Where To? – March 31, 2022
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. You can stream current hits, blockbuster movies, binge-worthy TV shows, and exclusive Originals – plus news, live sports, WWE, and more.
In addition to this, Peacock is currently available to stream within the United States. Furthermore, viewers can rent or buy the previous season on Vudu or Apple TV and stream it on their Roku device. So, it’s time to renew your membership, watch the series, and explore another genre of TV shows and movies from the massive catalog that the streaming service provides to its members.
Just so you know, there's still plenty of time to watch all of Bel-Air Season 1 before the next season drops. pic.twitter.com/sgRM3Brw2N
— Peacock (@peacock) February 9, 2023
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. 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.
Take a look at the official trailer for the second season below:
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for Bel-Air Season 2 to premiere in a few days.