Baltimore, MD — Season Two of the drama series “Bel-Air” has premiered on Peacock and is already in for more than a couple of plot twists.
Last season ended with Will being on bad terms with Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv due to them lying about his father, who he thought was in prison. As a result of ultimately feeling betrayed, he left the Banks’ estate and started to maneuver around Los Angeles on his own, finding his footing and independence. But what does this mean for the Fresh Prince?
Will, who is still cool with the Banks kids, comes up with the brilliant idea to take Carlton under his wing to help him find his footing at Bel-Air Academy after falling out with the lacrosse team. I was happy to see their relationship develop into the brother relationship I loved and adored from the original hit series, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Drama brews throughout the episode as everyone prepares for Ashley’s 13th birthday yacht party, which is super important because she is officially a teenager now. Despite everyone wanting to do it big, she only has one wish which is for Will to come home. Will he grant her that wish or let his favorite baby cousin down? Her birthday party has a very special guest, I won’t ruin it but I will say the guest is known for being pretty icy.
Speaking of guests, OG Ashley, Tatyana Ali, makes an appearance as new Ashley’s teacher, Ms. Hughes. I love the show’s efforts to intertwine the original cast and some of its most memorable moments while still reimagining them in a modern way. The attention to detail is noticed and appreciated!
The season opens up a few plots that I can’t wait to see lay out. I don’t want to spill too many of the beans but just know Jazz might just get that title he is looking for, Lisa has some competition, Uncle Phil needs to get it together and Will better watch out because everyone is not who they say they are.
The first episode already has me on edge, I can’t wait until next Thursday to find out what happens next. If you do not already have Peacock I would say this show is definitely worth the $4.99 bill every month.