Will Smith has finally put Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans out of their misery by confirming the release date of the show’s long-awaited reunion. The special episode will see the infamous Banks family back together 30 years after the sitcom’s debut.
The hyped-up reunion special will air on Thursday, November 19, on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max in the US. Taking to Instagram, the 52-year-old actor revealed the exciting news. In a gushing caption, he penned: “These are the people who made me the man I am today. And I couldn’t let this day go by without marking the occasion.
The Hollywood actor take a trip down memory lane during the special episode alongside some of his old co-stars which include Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro — as well as recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Fresh Prince, which ran between 1990 and 1996, is regarded as one of Will's best works to date, in which he played a cheesy, goofy but kind-hearted young man of the same name. It propelled him to worldwide fame in the early 90s and set him on course as the Hollywood megastar we know him as today.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the show's debut earlier this month, Will, DJ Jazzy Jeff - who played Will's pal Jazz - and other cast members came back together to give fans a tour around the famous house. The property was used for exterior shots, while the interior was filmed on an in-studio stage.
The cast made sure to honour late legend James Avery, who played father-figure Uncle Phil, smiling with a portrait of him hung inside the house. The much-loved star passed away in 2013.