It's almost time to head back to Bel-Air, after the first season of the gritty Fresh Prince remake ended on a serious cliffhanger at the start of last year.


Season 2 is starting to stream in the US, meaning it shouldn't be too long until the drama, which is based on a short fan-made trailer, returns to the UK too.

The show stars Jabari Banks as Will Smith, a 16-year-old from West Philadelphia who moves to Bel-Air to live with his aunt and uncle. The season 1 finale left Will conflicted about his future, but what is in store for season 2?

The tense trailer for the new season has already teased Will is in trouble as he reverts back to his old ways, but when can fans expect to be able to watch the new episodes?

Read on for everything you need to know about Bel-Air season 2.

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Bel-Air season 2 release date speculation

Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey in Bel-Air
Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey in Bel-Air. Peacock

Bel-Air season 2 is about to start airing new episodes in the US, with the season starting on Thursday 23rd February on Peacock. The first three episodes will be available to stream from that date, while new episodes will then drop weekly.

However, in the UK we are unfortunately still waiting, with no release date confirmed for the second season on Peacock on Sky and NOW. We'll keep this page updated as soon as we have further information, and hopefully we won't have too long to wait.

The second season of the show was ordered at the same time as the first and went into production in 2022. Speaking exclusively to, Jimmy Akinbola – who plays Geoffrey in the drama – revealed in a Big RT Interview that he was in LA shooting the second season in October.

What will Bel-Air season 2 be about?

Jabari Banks  as Will in Bel-Air
Jabari Banks as Will in Bel-Air. Peacock/YouTube

The official synopsis for the second season of Bel-Air says that it "picks up with Will at a crossroads in his life as a new figure comes into his life who challenges what he’s learned in Bel-Air and competes for control of his influence".

The synopsis continues: "He juggles this while navigating his home life with the Banks family and trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season. We’ll see Will and Carlton’s brotherhood start to evolve as they grow closer, but still challenge each other about their differences.

"We’ll also see Hilary evolve as she becomes more of a boss in her influencer world and how that spills over into her relationship with Jazz, and also highlight the relatable struggles around Viv and Phil balancing marriage and family while trying to forge their own career paths and reconnect to the things that are important to them."

Bel-Air cast - who is returning for season 2?

Will and Uncle Phil with a basketball in Bel-Air
Will and Uncle Phil in Bel-Air season 1. 2021 Peacock TV LLC

The second season will see all of the main cast return, including of course Jabari Banks as Will, Olly Sholotan as Carlton and Adrian Holmes as Uncle Phil.

Meanwhile, in January 2023, Brooklyn McLinn, Jazlyn Lopez Martin and Riele Downs were confirmed to be joining the cast, with Saweetie also set to make a cameo as herself.

In February, it was then confirmed that additional new cast members for season 2 would include Al-Shabazz Jabateh (Prime Day Show), Nicholas Duvernay (Purple Hearts), Reno Wilson (Good Girls), Diandra Lyle (Secrets of Sulphur Springs) and Justin Cornwell (The Umbrella Academy).

  • Jabari Banks as Will Smith
  • Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks
  • Adrian Holmes as Philip Banks
  • Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks
  • Coco Jones as Hilary Banks
  • Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks
  • Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey Thompson
  • Jordan L. Jones as Jazz
  • Simone Joy Jones as Lisa Wilkes
  • Charlie Hall as Tyler Laramy
  • Karrueche Tran as Ivy
  • Brooklyn McLinn as Doc Hightower
  • Jazlyn Lopez Martin as Jackie
  • Riele Downs as Yazmin Staats
  • Tatyana Ali as Mrs Hughes
  • Al-Shabazz Jabateh as Hudson
  • Nicholas Duvernay as Drew
  • Reno Wilson as James Lewis
  • Diandra Lyle as Erika Baker
  • Justin Cornwell as Lamarcus Alton
  • Saweetie as Herself

Is there a trailer for Bel-Air season 2?

Yes, and you can watch the full trailer for Bel-Air season 2 right here, now.

Bel-Air season 1 is available to stream on Sky and NOW - find out more about how to sign up for Sky TV. Take a look at the rest of our Drama coverage, or find out what else is on with our TV Guide and Streaming Guide.


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