The main cast for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot has been announced. At the beginning of this month, it was revealed that Jabari Banks, a newcomer, would play the part of Will Smith left Jabari Banks stunned when he video called him and revealed that Jabari would play his role in the upcoming reboot of the hit US Television sitcom.
This is the reboot of the show that originally aired on NBC’s streaming platform- Peacock. Reboot is inspired by a 2019 viral video made by a fan who imagined the comedy getting turned into a modern-day drama.
Who is Jabari Banks?
That’s the question many of you would be asking yourselves now. According to Deadline, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be Banks’ first television role. He is a resident of West Philadelphia, the same place where Smith was born and grew up. Banks graduated from the University of Arts in 2020. Apart from being an actor, he is a great rapper, songwriter, and basketball player.
What is the Show All About?
The show will catapult Smith, who is now 52, and show how he rose to fame in the 1990s. On hearing the news, Banks got overwhelmed and told how the show had a huge impact on his life and how he got his high school friends ready to dress up as characters from the show. Synopsis of the show has been revealed, which say that it will focus on Will’s journey- how he made it from the streets of West Philadelphia to the luxurious mansions of Bel-Air. The show will further explore the conflicts, biases, and emotions that were impossible to portray in a short sitcom.
Other Cast Members
A further list of cast members that were added to the show recently is Cassandra Freeman (in the role of Vivian Banks), Adrian Holmes (as Philip Banks), Olly Sholotan (as Carlton Banks). Akira Akbar (as Ashley Banks) and Coco Jones (as Hilary Banks). Other cast members are Jordan L Jones (as Jazz), Jimmy Akingbola (as Geoffrey), and Simone Joy Jones (as Lisa).
Originally, the sitcom ran from 1990 to 1996 on NBC. It launched Smith’s career who played the role of a smart teenager. The opening theme song is performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff and our own The Fresh Prince- aka Will Smith. He lives with his rich uncle and aunt who reside in a Bel-Air mansion. He was sent to live with them after he got involved in too many fights in his hometown. Smith played his own role in the sitcom’s six seasons.
The show cast included names like Alfonso Ribeiro, James Hubert, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Reid, James Avery, and Tatya M Ali. Smith received many Golden Globe nominations for his role, which was carved his path for his career both as an actor and rapper. James Avery died at the age of 68 in 20 Duri Duri national Mome Smith not, revealed that how Avery pushed him to become the best and even taught him how to elevate one’s craft. Series- Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is expected to come by 2022.