‘Bel-Air’ renewed for Season 3 at Peacock

'Bel-Air' renewed for Season 3 at Peacock
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Yes, you heard it right! Will Smith’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air will continue. Here is everything we know so far about Bel-Air Season 3. 

Are you excited to see what happens next in this beloved drama television series and how the family’s story will be told in the new season? Then you have reached the right place, as we have compiled all the necessary details about the recently renewed third season, which has been greenlit earlier than expected as the final episode of the second season is scheduled to air on April 27, 2023. It is not a shock that the network renewed the show for another season.  

As the overall reception speaks for itself! The second season has a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.7/10. On Metacritic, the second season received a score of 71 based on reviews from four critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews. Moreover, Peacock announced that Bel-Air is the most-streamed original series, having reached 8 million accounts to date.  

'Bel-Air' renewed for Season 3 at Peacock

After this good news, we would also like to highlight that the prospective premiere date for the third season has yet to be acknowledged! But if we have to predict the potential release date of Bel-Air Season 3, it might premiere sometime around early 2024 at the same designated time slot of 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT on Peacock. We would like to highlight that this will happen only if the production starts on a proper schedule.  

Of course, at this point in time, this is just speculation! Until there is any formal confirmation, we would suggest that the fans keep a close eye on the social media handles of the network to learn about any new updates and developments. Take a look at the official renewal announcement below, as shared on the official Instagram handle, quoting, “The family isn’t done yet. Bel-Air Season 3 is coming. Season 2 of #BelAirPeacock is now available on Peacock.” 


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Bel-Air Season 3: What to expect?

Though the second season hasn’t completed its entire run yet, it is expected to conclude with its finale episode, which is scheduled to air next month on Thursday, April 27, 2023. This makes it way too early to predict the plotlines, but it is certain that the episode will continue its story will with a potential cliffhanger and explore the dynamics of a talented teen whose life is forever transformed when he moves from the streets of west Philadelphia to a wealthy LA enclave.

If you haven’t been able to watch the show yet, we’ve summarized the synopsis of the two seasons for you, which will definitely entice you to watch it as soon as possible. Bel-Air is a reimagining of the ’90s Will Smith sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that follows Will’s (Jabari Banks) 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.  

'Bel-Air' renewed for Season 3 at Peacock

Season 2 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, they 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' renewed for Season 3 at Peacock

The main cast members 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. Tatyana Ali, who played Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, is expected to be a recurring character as an English literature teacher. 

The crew includes Carla Banks Waddles who 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.


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Bel-Air Season 2: When will the next episode premiere?

Check out the official episode guide for the second season to learn more about the plot so far and when the next episode will air on the channel so you can be prepared and not miss any new episodes.

Episode 1: A Fresh Start – February 23, 2023: Will works on being fully independent of the Banks family after a fallout with his father, Lou; Ashley celebrates her 13th birthday.

Episode 2: Speaking Truth – March 2, 2023: Will alienates himself from the Bel-Air basketball team and finds appealing opportunities in love and basketball with the help of some new South LA friends.

Episode 3: Compromised – March 9, 2023: When Ashley’s favorite teacher is fired, Will rallies the students to stage a protest, putting Carlton in an uncomfortable position.

Episode 4: Don’t Kill My Vibe – March 16, 2023: After the protest, Will is suspended from the Bel-Air basketball team and looks to join an AAU team with Phil’s permission; Carlton deals with the fallout from the protest.

Episode 5:  Excellence Is Everywhere – March 23, 2023: Will struggles on his new basketball team but is nominated for a leadership award at Bel-Air Academy, causing friction with Carlton.

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. Take al look at the official trailer for Bel-Air Season 2 below: 

Bel-Air | New Season | Official Trailer | Peacock Original

Catch up on the all episodes and let us know what you think of Bel-Air being renewed for Season 3 in the comments.