Now, this is a story all about how the Banks family is back for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion. On the show’s 30th anniversary back in September, Will Smith teased fans via Instagram with a selfie taken with the cast. It’s safe to say that many of us were doing the “Carlton Dance” when he first shared that photo, since we knew the trailer would be coming right up. Today, it arrived.
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Fast forward a few weeks later, our lives “got flipped turned upside down” when Smith shared the premiere date for the reunion special (November 19) and a new trailer on his Instagram account. And, yes, the trailer is guaranteed to give you all the feels! The cast reunites in the Banks’ living room, so get ready for a dose of nostalgia.
In his Instagram post on November 13, Smith wrote “These are the people who made me the man I am today.” He also added, “And I couldn’t let this day go by without marking the occasion.” And, we are so glad they are!
Haven’t seen the Fresh Prince of of Bel-Air Reunion trailer yet? Check it out here
In the trailer, we get a glimpse into old behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews with the cast. Plus, there’s a touching moment when the cast remembers James Avery, who played beloved Uncle Phil. He sadly passed away in 2013 at the age of 68.
The special will also explore the cultural impact the show has had since its premiere in the ’90s. Plus, Will Smith will have a candid conversation with the actress who originally played Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert-Whitten, who left the show after season 3. We can already tell that it’s going to be an emotional reunion.
Just remember, fans can rent the Bel-Air mansion. Let’s be honest, it’d be the perfect place to watch the reunion.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion will hit HBO Max on November 19.