The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 3: Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Episodes & Where to Watch

After a hugely successful first season, the dramatic reboot of 90s sitcom classic The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has been renewed for Season 2. This modern reimagining titled simply Bel-Air aired in early 2022 to critical acclaim and strong viewership on NBC’s Peacock streaming platform.

Let’s recap the first season and look ahead at everything we know so far about what’s in store for Bel-Air Season 3.

Bel Air Season 3 Release Date

Bel-Air Season 3 Release Date & What We Know So Far

Bel-Air landed as an early 2024 premiere for its first season, with new episodes released weekly from mid-February through April on Peacock.

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If writing and filming proceeds on a similar schedule, expect Bel-Air Season 3 to arrive somewhere between January and March 2024 exclusively for Peacock subscribers.

The season finale left the family in turmoil. Will is at a crossroads choosing between Bel-Air and his old life. A figure from Will’s past arrives suggesting trouble ahead. And Will’s aunt Viv and uncle Phil face strains from the challenges of taking Will in. The episode ends on an ominous cliffhanger, leaving lots of loose threads for Season 2.

TitleBel-Air TV Series
NetworkPeacock (US), Sky (UK)
StreamingPeacock, NOW (UK)
ProductionWestbrook Studios
GenreDrama, Comedy
Based onThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Main CharacterJabari Banks (Will Smith)
Season 1 Finale“Homecoming”
Release DateTBA (2022)
Number of Episodes20 (Season 2)
Co-starsJimmy Akingbola, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Akira Akbar, etc.
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Bel-Air Season 3 Cast

Jabari Banks will return as our protagonist Will for Season 3, along with Jimmy Akingbola as the family’s dignified butler Geoffrey.

While not yet confirmed, we can reasonably expect the main household cast to reprise their roles:

  • Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks
  • Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks
  • Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks
  • Coco Jones as Hilary Banks
  • Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks

It remains unclear if Simone Joy Jones will return as Lisa, or if the finale’s mystery newcomer will join the main cast. But some exciting new faces may arrive in Bel-Air for Season 3 as well.

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Behind the Scenes for Season 2

Showrunner and executive producer Carla Banks Waddles will return to oversee writing and production of Bel-Air’s second season. Production is slated to begin Summer 2022 in Los Angeles.

The series is a collaboration between Westbrook Studios and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, who will both produce Season 2.

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, will remain the US home of Bel-Air with new episodes expected to air weekly upon release as they did for Season 1. Internationally, audiences can likely expect Sky in the UK and regional NBC Universal affiliates to broadcast the reboot’s second season within days of the Peacock premiere as well.

Recap: Bel-Air Season 1

Bel-Air Season 1 introduced viewers to a new take on a beloved story. It follows Will (played by Jabari Banks), a street-smart teen from West Philadelphia who gets into trouble and is sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in the prestigious Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air.

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The show tackles serious themes like race, class, family, and second chances. Over the first season’s 10 episodes, Will adjusts to his new privileged surroundings, reconnects with cousins Carlton, Hilary and Ashley, and tries to stay true to himself in the process.

What’s In Store for Bel-Air Season 3?

Plot details remain tightly under wraps for now by show creators and producers. However, the dramatic Season 1 finale cliffhanger suggests the new season will feature:

  • Consequences surrounding Will’s big decision between Philadelphia and Bel-Air
  • More backstory on the mysterious figure arriving from Will’s past
  • Family turmoil as Viv and Phil deal with doubts over taking Will in
  • Continuing plots exploring relationships, heritage, and being black in modern America

We can anticipate some new faces showing up as guest stars or recurring characters as well. But the show will mostly further develop stories surrounding our core cast – particularly Will and Carlton’s complex brotherhood and the Banks parents shepherding the household.

Does Bel-Air have season 3?

Bel-Air became a hit in its first season by blending nostalgic Fresh Prince references with weighty themes still so relevant today. Expect Season 3 to continue that mission by peeling back new layers to beloved characters from the original 90s sitcom who now find themselves confronting distinctly modern, real-world challenges.

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The second season of Bel-Air, Peacock’s dramatic reboot of the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will be available to stream exclusively on Peacock in the United States starting February 23, 2023. The first three episodes will premiere on February 23, followed by one new episode being released each Thursday.

Bel-Air season 2 continues the story of Will Smith’s journey from West Philadelphia to the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood as envisioned in the darker, more serious reboot. To watch, sign up for either Peacock Premium


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