HBO Max has officially announced it will air an unscripted reunion special featuring the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Produced by Smith’s Westbrook Media, the reunion will include Smith, Ribeiro, Parsons, and Ali as well as co-stars Joseph Marcell and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Avery sadly passed away in 2013.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special is set for a Thanksgiving release.
HBO Max is quickly becoming the new home of all things The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The new show will take a more dramatic approach to the 1990s sitcom’s premise. Inspired by a 2019 fan-made trailer from filmmaker Morgan Cooper, the series will see Smith produce alongside Cooper. Several streaming services are interested, but we imagine HBO Max has an edge.
The one surviving original cast member not returning is Janet Hubert, who played Vivian Banks during the first three seasons. Hubert has been very outspoken about her firing from the show in recent years. Daphne Maxwell Reid later replaced her and will be present during the upcoming reunion.