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[09/14/21 - 08:31 AM]
Peacock Announces Main Cast and Start of Production for Highly Anticipated Drama Series "Bel-Air"
Peacock's highly anticipated drama series "Bel-Air," a contemporary reimagining of the beloved and culture defining 90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has announced the full main cast.

[via press release from Peacock]

PEACOCK ANNOUNCES MAIN CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DRAMA SERIES "BEL-AIR"

Series Stars Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones and Simone Joy Jones

The Reimagined Series, Based on Morgan Cooper's Viral Fan Film Bel-Air, Comes from Universal Television and Westbrook Studios, and was Previously Picked Up for Two Seasons

www.PeacockTV.com

· Peacock's highly anticipated drama series Bel-Air, a contemporary reimagining of the beloved and culture defining 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has announced the full main cast.

· The series regulars include:

· Newcomer Jabari Banks as "Will"

· Adrian Holmes as "Phillip Banks" (At That Age, V Wars)

· Cassandra Freeman as "Vivian Banks" (The Enemy Within, Atlanta)

· Olly Sholotan as "Carlton Banks" (Run Hide Fight, Evolution of Nate Gibson)

· Coco Jones as "Hilary Banks" (Let it Shine, Vampires vs. The Bronx)

· Akira Akbar as "Ashley Banks" (We Can Be Heroes, Captain Marvel)

· Jimmy Akingbola as "Geoffrey" (Most Dangerous Game, In The Long Run)

· Jordan L. Jones as "Jazz" (Rel, Snowfall)

· Simone Joy Jones as "Lisa" (The Chair, What If)

· Will Smith previously surprised newcomer and West Philly local Jabari Banks with the iconic, leading role of "Will," originated by Smith, HERE.

· Peacock previously ordered two seasons of the series adaptation of Morgan Cooper's viral fan film Bel-Air. See Will Smith's original announcement HERE.

· Cooper wrote and directed the four-minute spec trailer, debuting the video on social media in March 2019. The trailer, which currently has nearly 7 million views on YouTube, caught the attention of Smith, and in a reaction video Smith called the film and idea brilliant.  Link to the original trailer HERE.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

· Co-Showrunners / Executive Producers: T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson

· Director / Co-Writer / Executive Producer: Morgan Cooper

· Executive Producers: Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy & Susan Borowitz

· Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios, a division of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's media company Westbrook Inc.

· Format: Drama series

· Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

· Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90's sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" that leans into the original premise: Will's complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show.





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[09/24/21 - 01:00 PM]
New Hulu Original "Wild Crime," A Docuseries from ABC News, Chronicles Criminal Investigations Within the National Park System Through the Eyes of Its Special Agents and Rangers
The first installment of the series will debut exclusively on Hulu on Tuesday, September 28, with one episode dropping each night through Friday, October 1.

[09/24/21 - 12:34 PM]
discovery+ Announces Second Season of "Naked and Afraid of Love"
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[09/24/21 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Max Renews Comedy Series "The Other Two" for a Third Season
The 10-episode second season premiered on August 26, with the season finale dropping yesterday on HBO Max.

[09/24/21 - 11:30 AM]
Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez and JJ Soria Join the Season Two Cast of the Max Original Series "The Flight Attendant" as Series Regulars
Plus: Cheryl Hines, Jessie Ennis, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Santiago Cabrera and Shohreh Aghdashloo are joining the cast as recurring guest stars.

[09/24/21 - 11:15 AM]
NBC Orders Multi-Camera Comedy "Night Court" to Series
Melissa Rauch and John Larroquette star in the follow-up series, from writer Dan Rubin and director Pamela Fryman.

[09/24/21 - 09:45 AM]
FOX Entertainment Launches International Unscripted Format Fund to Identify Intellectual Property for Global Market
The fund will invest in and develop internationally originated unscripted program concepts ranging from reality-competition and variety series to dating and other genres for provincial networks and platforms.

[09/24/21 - 09:41 AM]
FX Announces Its New York Comic Con 2021 Lineup Featuring "Y: The Last Man" and "What We Do in the Shadows"
Featuring moderated Q&A panels with key cast and creatives, attendees will also be treated to special advance screening and freebies at each panel.

[09/24/21 - 09:38 AM]
Jeff Davis Reunites with MTV Entertainment Studios for "Teen Wolf" Original Movie Exclusively for Paramount+ as Part of New Overall Deal
Under the partnership, Davis will write and executive produce a "Teen Wolf" movie with talks underway with the original cast, an all-new series "Wolf Pack," and will serve as showrunner and director for the pilot of the previously-announced live-action reboot "Æon Flux," for Paramount+.

[09/24/21 - 09:32 AM]
Todd Hoffman Returns to Discovery Determined to Hit the Motherlode in All-New Series "Hoffman Family Gold" (W/T)
The all-new series is set to debut early 2022 on Discovery and streaming on discovery+.

[09/24/21 - 09:01 AM]
Irreverent Kiwi Comedy "Good Grief" Streams Thursday, September 30 on Sundance Now
It will be followed by the North American broadcast premiere on IFC beginning October 4.

[09/24/21 - 08:38 AM]
HBO Casts Seven in "House of the Dragon," Coming in 2022
Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, and Gavin Spokes are among the latest additions.

[09/24/21 - 08:13 AM]
Animal Planet's Fan-Favorite Series "The Zoo" Returns for Fifth Season Full of Heart-Felt Homecomings, New Additions to the Bronx Zoo Family and More
Season five kicks off with a special two-hour premiere on Saturday, October 9 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/24/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Attack of the Hollywood Cliches!" - Official Trailer - Netflix
One-man armies, meet-cutes, casual strolls away from huge explosions - stars and industry insiders toast and roast these cinematic chestnuts and more.

[09/24/21 - 06:00 AM]
Nickelodeon Orders Additional Season Four Episodes of pocket.watch's Hit Preschool Series "Ryan's Mystery Playdate"
Titled "Ryan's Mystery Playdate: Level Up," the new season four episodes will debut with a week of premieres Monday, Sept. 27-Thursday, Sept. 30, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT).

[09/24/21 - 04:40 AM]
FX and Hulu to Debut New Documentary Film The New York Times Presents "Controlling Britney Spears"
The follow-up to "Framing Britney Spears" premieres tonight (Friday, September 24) at 10:00/9:00c.