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Bel-Air Season 2 - What We Know So Far

The streaming service Peacock has produced a number of original series since its arrival on the scene, with a lineup that has expanded to include "Girls5eva," "One of Us Is Lying," and "Rutherford Falls."

However, the service's most successful original series has been "Bel-Air" (Deadline). The show was created by Morgan Cooper, who rose to fame with a viral video that imagined the '90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" as a drama. The video's popularity eventually netted him a meeting with Will Smith, who played the titular Fresh Prince in the original series.

The meeting led to the creation of "Bel-Air," which uses different versions of characters from the '90s sitcom and has both Smith and Cooper on board as executive producers, with "The 100," "Narcos," and "The Chi," writers Rasheed Newson and TJ Brady taking on co-showrunner duties. The show's first season finale aired on March 31; here's what we know so far about Season 2 of "Bel-Air."

The show will definitely return for a second season

Peacock has officially renewed "Bel-Air" for a second season.

The series is set to return in 2023, though a release date has yet to be announced. However, the first season made its premiere on Superbowl Sunday and was subsequently declared by streaming executives as the highest-streamed Peacock Original series. Given this, it seems likely that the show's creative team and Peacock executives would be interested in maintaining a release date on or around Superbowl Sunday of 2023.

The main cast of "Bel-Air" is expected to return in the second season. This includes Jabari Banks as Will Smith, Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hilary Banks, and Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks. Other cast members expected to return are Akira Akbar, who plays Ashley Banks, Cassandra Freeman, who plays Vivian Banks, Jordan L. Jones, who plays Jazz, and Jimmy Akingbola, who plays Geoffrey. Marlon Wayans, who plays Will's biological father Lou, may also return in the show's second season, per his interview with Deadline.

The storyline for the second season of "Bel-Air" has yet to be released. However, in an interview, Newson said, "This show is working on two levels. One: It is the coming-of-age story of Will, but it's also the emotional evolution of the Black family. So that's our kind of guiding light on those two fronts."