The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 30th Anniversary reunion trailer has been released. Will Smith took some time out of his morning to introduce the reunion trailer, which has been teased over the past few months. In addition, Smith also revealed when we'll all be able to see the special. 30 years later, the Banks family is finally back together. Smith and Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, and DJ Jazzy Jeff, all returned in honor of the show that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.
After unveiling The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 30th anniversary trailer, Will Smith revealed that the special will debut on HBO Max next Thursday, November 19th. Taped on the 30th anniversary of the original series premiere date (September 10th, 1990), Will Smith also sat down with Janet Hubert, who originated the role of Aunt Viv, for the first time in 27 years for an emotional reunion and a candid conversation. The trailer hints at Hubert's entrance, and it appears that it was a secret that Smith kept from the rest of the cast, as they are all shocked.
Janet Hubert and Will Smith have not had the best relationship over the years, so it was big news when it was announced that they had buried the hatchet. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion trailer touches on Smith's initial fear of acting, DJ Jazzy Jeff turning the show down at least 10 times before signing on, the immediate chemistry between Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro, and a tribute to Uncle Phil actor, James Avery, who passed away in 2013. The entire cast loved working with Avery, who was a mentor to the younger actors on the set.
As previously announced, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special will be a funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and a look at the cultural impact the series has had since its debut 30 years ago. In the trailer, the cast reveals how they would warm themselves and the audience up during their Friday night tapings. Each cast member would grab a percussion instrument and play along while DJ Jazzy Jeff did his thing, which is shown in footage from actual tapings. It looks like they were all having a party, with the audience eating up every second of it.
Produced by Westbrook Media, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 30th anniversary reunion will launch exclusively on HBO Max on November 19th. HBO Max is the exclusive SVOD home of the full original series library in the US, debuting on the platform when it launched in May. Marcus Raboy directs the special, which is executive produced by Rikki Hughes, who also serves as showrunner, along with Miguel Melendez, Lukas Kaiser, James Lassiter, and Brad Haugen for Westbrook Media. Raphael Saadiq serves as executive music producer. You can check out the first trailer for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion above, thanks to Will Smith's official YouTube channel.