Introducing The Cast of Upcoming Series “Bel-Air”

Calling all The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans, because this iconic 90’s series is getting a drama remake! Want to find out more about the upcoming remake Bel-Air and the new actors behind the iconic roles we already know and love? We’ve got the inside scoop.

Bel-Air is an upcoming drama series retelling the famous 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. We’ve got the breakdown on who the new cast members are.

Jabari Banks as Will

Jabari Banks will play the leading role in Bel-Air as Will. Banks may be new-er to the ‘gram, but the Bel-Air content he has posted so far tells us he’s about to be a lot more active, and we’re here for all of it!


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Jabari Banks (@jabaribanks) • Instagram photos and videos

Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks

Award-winning Canadian actor Adrian Holmes has over 100 film and TV credits in the entertainment industry. He is best known for playing opposite Ian Somerhalder in the vampire series V Wars on Netflix, and has also starred in the film Skyscraper with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Other well-known roles of Holmes’ is as Nick Barron in Bravo’s award-winning 19-2, and as Captain Pike in CW’s Arrow. Give this talented entertainer a follow on insta:


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Adrian Holmes (@adrianholmes) • Instagram photos and videos

Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks

American actor and writer Cassandra Freeman is best known for her roles as Sylvia in Inside Man, Wanda Durant in The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story, and Monique Allen in Atlanta. In a recent insta post giving a birthday shoutout to the original Vivian Banks, Janet Hubert, Freeman explains how Vivian was an inspiration to her growing up. How sweet! Check it out below:


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Cassandra Freeman (@cassiedamsel) • Instagram photos and videos

Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks

Olly Sholotan, Nigerian-American actor, singer, and music producer, has acted in the 2020 action/thriller film Run Hide Fight, and will be appearing in the upcoming film Evolution of Nate Gibson. Sholotan’s musical work has been featured in both short and feature length films including Run Hide Fight. At only 22 years old, Sholotan is a recent attendant of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Check out his original music and socials below!


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Olly Sholotan (@ollysho) • Instagram photos and videos

Coco Jones as Hilary Banks

American actress Coco Jones is known for her role as Rita in Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020), Kelsey in Good Luck Charlie (2010), Kimberly in Grandma’s House (2016), and Roxie in Let It Shine (2012). Just like castmate Olly Sholotan, Jones has her own music career as well. Take a look at her role in Good Luck Charlie along with her Spotify and Instagram pages:


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Coco Jones (@cocojones) • Instagram photos and videos

Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks

Captain Marvel (2019) fans might recognize Akira Akbar from her role as Monica Rambone. She has also starred in Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes (2020) and as the daughter in Criminal Minds Season 11 Episode 8 titled “Awake.” Akbar is active on both Instagram and TikTok, so give her a follow!


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Simone Joy Jones as Lisa

Simone Joy Jones is a 2021 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. She is best known for her role as Vicky in the 2011 crime/thriller The Son of No One, in which she stars alongside Al Pacino, Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, and Tracy Morgan, just to name a few. Additionally, Jones has continued to perform in musical theater, and recently started her career as a musical artist under the name S!IMONE. Her 2020 single We with DanSully is *chef’s kiss*.


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S!MONE (@simonejoyjones) • Instagram photos and videos

Tyler Barnhardt as Connor Satterfield

Tyler Barnhardt will be introducing us to a new character in the Bel-Air story: Connor Satterfield. If you’re a fan of 13 Reasons Why, you might recognize American actor Barnhardt behind the portrayal of character Charlie St. George. Barnhardt is also known for his role as Matthew Roe in the television drama series Underground. If you’re a fan of tennis and dogs like him, you’ll want to follow his instagram for quality content.


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Tyler Barnhardt (@tyler_barnhardt) • Instagram photos and videos

Now that you have the breakdown on the Bel-Air cast you can enjoy watching these talented actors work their magic into revised, dramatic roles of iconic sitcom characters. Be sure to catch the Bel-Air series premieres on Superbowl Sunday, February 13th on Peacock.

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Lauren Weber

Lauren Weber is a Penn State University student majoring in Telecommunications and minoring in Spanish. An aspiring television producer, she enjoys focusing her time on writing, video editing, and producing excellent media content.