Recent Prince of Bel-Air actress Janet Hubert, who initially performed Aunt Viv on the present, is returning for the one-off reunion particular.
Will Smith confirmed the information with a behind-the-scenes put up on Instagram of returning forged members, together with Alfonso Ribeiro, Daphne Maxwell Reid, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons and Joseph Marcell.
“Right now is precisely 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted!” Smith wrote on Instagram. “So we’re doin’ one thing for y’all… a for actual Banks Household Reunion is comin’ quickly to @HBOmax! RIP James [Avery, who played Uncle Phil]. #FreshPrince30th”
The information of Hubert’s involvement may come as a shock since she mentioned in 2011 “there’ll by no means be a reunion” earlier than she later criticised the forged in 2017 for reuniting with out her (through Digital Spy).
Hubert performed Aunt Viv on the present for the primary three seasons of Recent Prince earlier than leaving in 1993.
The upcoming particular, anticipated to air round Thanksgiving on HBO Max, has been described as “a humorous and heartfelt evening filled with music, dancing, and particular shock visitors, in honour of the sequence that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes”.
In the meantime, a spin-off series titled Bel-Air has been ordered for two seasons at Peacock, taking inventory of a viral video made by superfan Morgan Cooper which reimagined the sitcom as a drama.
Cooper will co-write and direct the sequence, whereas Chris Collins (The Wire) will function showrunner. Bel-Air will take the type of a one-hour drama, set in modern-day America, imagining Will’s journey from West Philadelphia to Bel-Air as within the authentic sequence. The present’s creators Andy and Susan Borowitz may also return as government producers.