Bel-Air: Season 1

Bel-Air: Season 1

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Newcomer Jabari Banks plays Will in this modern-day, dramatic reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Cassandra Freeman (Luke Cage) co-star as Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian.

2022Rating: 16, VLCUSAUniversal Television, Westbrook Studios
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Dreams and Nightmares

A talented West Philly teenager is sent to live in... More Bel Air to avoid the dangers of his hometown.

EPISODE 1.2

Keep Ya Head Up

Will finds he doesn’t fit in at his new school;... More the Banks family starts to adjust to life with Will.

EPISODE 1.3

Yamacraw

Will attends Uncle Phil's Black fraternity event and finds his... More groove with his family and peers.

EPISODE 1.4

Canvass

The Banks family rallies around Uncle Phil to ramp up... More his campaign. Will’s past starts to catch up to him, and he finds help in an unexpected place.

EPISODE 1.5

PA to LA

When Will’s friend Tray visits, his loyalty to Philly is... More put to the test. The Banks family supports Hilary by hosting an influencer event.

EPISODE 1.6

The Strength to Smile

The Banks family supports Lisa when they host an event... More in memory of her mother at the mansion. Will puts his feelings of mistrust aside and steps up to the plate for the Bankses and Lisa.

EPISODE 1.7

Payback's a B*tch

Will and Carlton throw a house party at the Banks... More mansion. When Phil unexpectedly shows up at Viv's art event, their relationship is shaken by a lack of trust. Hilary stands up to Kylo after he posts a video of her without her consent.

EPISODE 1.8

No One Wins When the Family Feuds

As the Banks family celebrates Will's birthday, his mom comes... More to visit, causing unexpected tension. The adults consider whether it's time to tell Will about his father.

EPISODE 1.9

Can't Knock the Hustle

The Banks family goes to church. Will considers taking the... More opportunity to find his father, unknowingly driving a wedge between Phil and Geoffrey.

EPISODE 1.10

Where To?

Will’s father shows up and tells the truth about where... More he’s been, exposing a long-buried secret.

Bel-Air: Season 1 | Reviews

Ditching the sitcom format, this Fresh Prince reboot swaps comedy for drama, navigating tricky territory in skifully entertaining ways.

66%47 reviews

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

This new take bucks the odds and plays for audiences new and old...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It’s probably the most 2022 thing imaginable to take one adored show and reboot it in a way that feels derivative of at least a half-dozen other shows.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It takes every aspect of the original show and sucks out the joy.

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Variety

Variety

(It works) whether or not you’ve seen Fresh Prince. In fact, it might be even better if you haven’t.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A bold reimagining that maintains the essence of the original show while exploring important social themes from an authentic, Black perspective.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The dramatic reboot of Will Smith’s classic Nineties sitcom can’t live up to the promise of its viral fake trailer...

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Independent

Independent

Bel-Air’s slick confidence makes it a compelling series in its own right.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This reboot is thoughtfully and delicately filling in the gaps that its precursor, a ’90s network sitcom created by two white writers, left behind.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A dramatic Fresh Prince that's more ridiculous and less charming

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The writing on Bel-Air... has a tendency to underline its themes with all the subtlety of a “Very Special Episode.”

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TV Guide

TV Guide

(Bel Air) doesn't justify its existence other than to underline a new era of streaming that's starved for content.

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IGN

IGN

(Bel Air) is entirely burdened by the hovering specter of the beloved sitcom.

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Bel-Air: Season 1 | Release Details

Bel-Air: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ On Demand.