Peacock’s Bel-Air is officially coming back for season 2 – here’s everything we know about the returning cast, story, and release date.
WARNING! This article contains spoilers for Bel-Air season 1.
Peacock’s Fresh Prince reboot still has much more of Will’s story to tell after the first installment, so here’s everything to know about Bel-Air season 2. While The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s ’90s sitcom eventually enjoyed six seasons on the air, the next sequence wasn’t always guaranteed. Thankfully, Peacock has given Bel-Air a little more reassurance as it plans out the future of Will and the Banks family’s dramatic reimagining.
The ending of Bel-Air season 1 concluded just as dramatically as it began, but with even more questions about Will’s mysterious past and now his future choices. After Will’s father, Lou, returned following a 13-year absence, Will went from believing he was wrong about his dad all along to finding out he was exactly the man his mom told him he was. While this made him upset and angry, Will’s pain in Bel-Air’s season 1 finale was only exacerbated by discovering that his mom, Aunt Viv, and Uncle Phil had lied to him about Lou all his life.
As Bel-Air season 1’s final moments leave Will with the ambiguous choice of staying in Los Angeles with the Banks family or moving back home to Philadelphia with Vy, the anticipation for Bel-Air season 2 is high. The reboot has already been legitimized by Fresh Prince cast cameos, meaning there’s no doubt that Peacock truly believes in the power of Bel-Air’s future. Here’s everything to know about Bel-Air season 2, including its cast, story, and predicted release date.
Is Bel-Air Season 2 Happening? Renewal Status Explained
Yes, Bel-Air season 2 is officially happening. Unlike most TV shows, Bel-Air didn’t have to wait until most of season 1 debuted before Peacock decided to renew it. When Peacock first greenlit Bel-Air, they did so with an official two-season order. If Bel-Air season 2 is successful, audiences will have to wait and see whether Peacock orders a third.
Bel-Air Season 2 Cast: Which Characters Could Return?
It seems to go without saying that Jabari Banks’ Will Smith, Adrian Holmes’ Uncle Phil, Cassandra Freeman’s Aunt Viv, Coco Jones’ Hilary, Olly Sholotan’s Carlton, and Akira Akbar’s Ashley will all return in Bel-Air season 2. Although Uncle Phil and Geoffrey’s working relationship ended in Bel-Air season 1, it’s more than likely that Jimmy Akingbola’s character will return. Additionally, Bel-Air season 2’s characters will presumably still include Jazz, Lisa, Vy, and Fred Wilkes.
Bel-Air Season 2 Story: What Season 1 Sets Up
Bel-Air season 1’s ending sets up Will to choose in Bel-Air season 2’s premiere whether he stays in LA or goes back to Philly. The series also hints at another appearance of his father Lou and future reconciliation with Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv after learning they lied to him. With Lisa and Carlton’s last moments showing them hugging as they set off to find Will, Bel-Air season 2 is apt to finally see the two characters and Will get along harmoniously. After Uncle Phil fired Geoffrey, Bel-Air season 2 will likely feature the family recruiting him back again.
Bel-Air Season 2 Release Date Prediction
While Bel-Air season 2 has yet to begin filming, it can be expected that the release date will be sometime in early 2023. Bel-Air season 1 debuted on February 13, 2022, so Bel-Air season 2’s release date is apt to come approximately a year later. Since Bel-Air season 2 is already ordered, the reboot won’t have to wait for Peacock’s go-ahead to begin planning the production.
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