Will Smith returns to his classic sitcom theme song in a one minute long teaser for Peacock’s “Bel-Air.”
Earlier today, the first look teaser of Bel-Air was released. With Jabari Banks taking on the role of Will Smith, the actual Will Smith narrates the brief trailer with a spoken word reiteration of the theme song. Meanwhile, Banks falls into a pool where he swims through basketballs, dice, and ATVs before settling into his throne.
Bel-Air’s cast will include Adrian Holmes of V Wars fame as Philip Banks and Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks. Olly Sholoton will take on the role of Carlton, Coco Jones as Hillary Banks, and Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks. Jimmy Akingbola will play Geoffrey while Jordan L. Jones will play Jazz.
“With this dramatic reimagining, we wanted to create a show that stands on its own while honoring the spirit and innovation of the original series,” said the show’s executive producer and co-writer, Morgan Cooper. “Because Bel-Air is a drama, we’re able to really peel back the layers of these characters and themes in a way that you simply couldn’t do 30 years ago in the half-hour sitcom format. We’re able to go have tough conversations that challenge perspectives. At its core, Bel-Air is a celebration of the black experience through the perspective of a family.”
In the book, titled Will, he says: “I desperately need relief but as there is no pill for heartbreak, I resorted to the homeopathic remedies of shopping and rampant sexual intercourse.”
At the time, he was trying to get over his girlfriend Melanie, who he started dating when he was 16.
He claims she cheated on him while he was away on tour, and he says he had only had sex with one other woman besides her.
He writes: “Over the next few months, I went full ghetto hyena.
“I had sex with so many women, and it was so constitutionally disagreeable to the core of my being, that I developed a psychosomatic reaction to having an orgasm.”
And it even got to the point, he says, where sex ‘would literally make me gag and sometimes even vomit’.
He adds: “In every case, though, I hoped to God this beautiful stranger would be ‘the one’ who would love me, who would make this pain go away.”