Bel-Air is the reimagined version of the popular series of the 1990s called Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. It has many similar characters and situations but is darker. The older version leaned more towards comedy than drama while the new generation Will is more serious and the overall plot too.
The series follows a 17-year-old Will Smith played by Kabari Banks who has moved from the outskirts and a less fortunate surrounding to his aunt’s house. The reason behind this sudden displacement is one of the biggest secrets in the show and it is definitely dark.
There are a total of 10 episodes this season. So far there is only one season. But after the premiere of only a few episodes, the show gained massive popularity. Thus, fandom and Peacock gave the green light for the release of season 2. The release date is not confirmed yet but will definitely air in 2023 or 2024.
Season 1, Episode 7 Recap
Many new romances are budding in the series. Will and Lisa are also coming around but are still hush-hush as she is his cousin’s ex-girlfriend. Everything seems to be against their relationship but the two, as Uncle Phil asks Will to stay away from Lisa and Fred asks Lisa to stay away from Will.
Fred, also immediately asks if she knows anything of Will’s past to which she straight up refuses to answer. However, in the party Will throws, for saving the reputation of his brother, Lisa asks Will about his past and why he came there but he is still reluctant and doesn’t tell the truth. As things quickly progress forward and they have sex.
Meanwhile, Hillary’s video, of her cooking in her lingerie gets uploaded by Kylo. She is upset because she didn’t consent to this and looks to confront Kylo. But when she realizes that this video landed her an offer from Victoria’s Secret, her whole perspective of the situation changes which bothers Jazz.
So, Jazz and Hillary were having a moment before she confronted Kylo. She confided in him and told him that this video was not her personality. She didn’t want to portray this Jazz supported her through it. But watching her flip like this, he reconsiders her morals in life and she will just keep flipping on things for more views or money.
Some tension also builds between Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv as Aunt Viv thinks that Phil never really supported her passion for art but Phil has his reasons which are not satisfying for Aunt Viv and she compares him to Reed.
Episode 8 – “No One Wins When the Family Feuds”
The 8th episode of the season is titled, “No One Wins When the Family Feuds”. This is the third last video and the season is officially soon coming to an end. But with a bittersweet feeling, they also cannot wait for the next episodes.
From the synopsis, we know that Will’s past is going to finally surface and be addressed as his mother comes to visit him on his birthday. She confronts Aunt Viv and tells her that she is reconsidering telling Will about his father.
We will also get to see how Will and Lisa’s romance will develop further. And, if Hillary will keep making videos that make her uncomfortable, for the fame. Since the show is coming to its season end, we are sure to be bombarded with drama, from both the past and new.
When and Where to Stream?
The latest episode of Bel-Air, Season 1, Episode 8 is set to premiere on Thursday, March 17 at 2:01 a.m. PT/5:01 a.m. ET. It is exclusively available on Peacock Network but also available on Sky and Now in some regions.
Kabari 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, Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks, April Parker Jones as Viola ‘Vy’ Smith, SteVonté Hart as Tray Melbert, Tyler Barnhardt as Connor Satterfield, Joe Holt as Fred Wilkes, Charlie Hall as Tyler Laramy, Jon Beavers as Kylo, Karrueche Tran as Ivy, Duane Martin as Steven Lewis, Scottie Thompson as Angela