In season 1 of Bel-Air, the cast and crew had the mammoth task of creating a new series that would build on the legacy of the beloved 90s series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. From the pilot, it was obvious to see creator Morgan Cooper and the talented cast set out to do so much more.
The genre change from sitcom to a gritty drama presented an interesting framework for Cooper to delve deeper into the characters we know and love. What resulted was a hit show for Peacock that brought fans new and old. Season 1 brought an updated recipe playing on what made Fresh Prince work: a charismatic lead (this time in Jabari Banks), the fashion, relatable storylines, and the undeniable chemistry between the Banks family.
Now, the cast is back for season 2 with new showrunner, writer, and executive producer Carla Banks-Waddles, paving an in depth look into the themes explored in season 1 and beyond. Awards Radar spoke with actors Jabari Banks (Will), Adrian Holmes (Phillip), Olly Sholotan (Carlton), and Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey) ahead of the February 23rd season premiere.
Check out the discussion below: