We’re heading back to Bel Air next month, as Peacock finally unveiled its trailer for “Bel-Air” season two on Jan. 19. In a teaser trailer released two months earlier, Jabari Banks (Will) narrates a video montage highlighting the show’s cast, including Adrian Holmes (Philip Banks), Cassandra Freeman (Vivian Banks), Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks), and Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey Thompson).
He says, “Life is a series of choices, a world of either this or that: push for what you want, or let people figure it out on their own; set your own rules, or disturb the system; stay true to your vision no matter the cost; play the game they want you to play, or draw the line and then simply walk away. We all got choices to make, but this time, no one chooses for me.”
In the new trailer, soundtracked by Kendrick Lamar’s “N95,” Will attempts to find himself outside the confines of Bel Air using his old West Philly ways, but they seem only to complicate his new lifestyle. Meanwhile, some new (and old) faces that pop up in the trailer – including Tatyana Ali, aka the original Ashley Banks, in a new role – tease the possibility of more unexpected curveballs this season.
Season one ends with some unfinished business between Will and his father, Lou (Marlon Wayans). Will’s mom (April Parker Jones) and Uncle Phil lead Will to believe that Lou abandoned the family, but in the finale, he finds out that isn’t exactly the case. Lou was incarcerated and didn’t want Will to see him in that manner.
When POPSUGAR spoke to former co-showrunner Rasheed Newson in March 2022, he said that the second installment will further explore that falloutto bring the Banks family back together. “That’s probably our first mission, and it’s not going to be easy,” he explained. “One of the things we talked about is with a sitcom, at the end of those 30 minutes, whatever problem we have is resolved. [But] they lied to this boy for years. He feels like he really came here, opened up his heart to them, trusted them, and now he feels betrayed. It’s going to be very hard for them to rebuild that.”
Ahead, find out more about what’s on the horizon for “Bel-Air” season two, including the latest trailer, release date, and new and returning cast members.