PEACOCK ANNOUNCES GUEST CAST FOR SEASON TWO OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES "BEL-AIR," INCLUDING CAMEO FROM GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST SAWEETIE
Recurring Cast Includes Brooklyn McLinn, Jazlyn Martin and Riele Downs
· Peacock's record setting drama series Bel-Air announces Season 2 cameo from Grammy nominated recording artist Saweetie, along with recurring cast Brooklyn McLinn (Cloak & Dagger, Blackish), Jazlyn Martin (This Is Us, All American: Homecoming) and Riele Downs (Darby and The Dead, Henry Danger).
· NEW RECURRING CAST CHARACTERS/DESCRIPTIONS
· Saweetie will make an appearance as herself in the first episode of the season.
· Brooklyn McLinn will play Doc Hightower, a busy and driven basketball recruiter and AAU Coach who is impressed by Will's game at Bel-Air Academy.
· Jazlyn Martin will play Jackie. Her South L.A. street smarts put Will's Philly swagger to the test when they are introduced to each other at a Venice basketball tournament.
· Riele Downs will play Yazmin, the president of the Black Student Union at Bel-Air Academy. While their paths have not previously crossed at school, Yazmin finds herself impressed by Carlton's contributions to the club.
· Season 2 of Bel-Air premieres on Peacock February 23 with new episodes streaming Thursdays.
SEASON 2 DESCRIPTION:
Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Peacock's successful one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will's 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.
Season two of Bel-Air 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 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.
Inspired by Morgan Cooper's viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining '90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration, while exploring Will's complex journey through a current lens. The series features an ensemble cast that introduces new sensation Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes showrunner, executive producer and writer Carla Banks Waddles and Cooper, who serves as executive producer.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
· Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Carla Banks Waddles
· Executive Producers: Morgan Cooper, Anthony Sparks, Malcolm Spellman, Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Benny Medina, Quincy Jones, Andy & Susan Borowitz, TJ Brady & Rasheed Newson
· Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios
· Format: Drama series, 10 Episodes x 60 Minutes
· Filming Location: Los Angeles, CA
· Jabari Banks as "Will"
· Adrian Holmes as "Phillip Banks"
· Cassandra Freeman as "Vivian Banks"
· Olly Sholotan as "Carlton Banks"
· Coco Jones as "Hilary Banks"
· Akira Akbar as "Ashley Banks"
· Jimmy Akingbola as "Geoffrey"
· Jordan L. Jones as "Jazz"
· Simone Joy Jones as "Lisa"