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NBC Peacock Premiers “Bel-Air,” on February 13th

NBC Peacock premiered its latest one-hour drama, “Bel-Air,” on February 13th. The re-creation of the renowned sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” depicts the character of Will, played by Jabari Banks, as he journeys from the rough streets of West Philadelphia to the classy mansion of his wealthy aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, to embark on a better lifestyle.

In 2019, Morgan Cooper produced the “Bel-Air” trailer. His main goal was to create a new vision of the original sitcom, while maintaining its heart and spirit. “Because Bel-Air is a drama, we’re able to really peel back the layers of these characters and themes in a way that you simply couldn’t do 30 years ago in the half-hour sitcom format,” Cooper, who is also a writer, director, and co-executive producer on the new series, said in a press release. “We’re able to go have tough conversations that challenge perspectives. At its core, Bel-Air is a celebration of the Black experience through the perspective of a family.”

Peacock, recently, released new hero art for the series, featuring Banks as Will, posing in a bending position with a tailored raspberry-colored suit. His right-hand rests just slightly above a shining golden crown, on the ground, which is a symbolic contrast to the original trailer, showing him floating in the water reaching for it. Banks also is seen wearing gold Jordan 1s, which could be symbolic since one of the original posters showed a Jordan 1 floating in the water as well.

Bel-Air is available now, on Peacock.

(Photo/Content: Courtesy of Peacock/NBC Universal)

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