Will Smith charmed us all as “The Recent Prince of Bel-Air” within the 1990s.
And the star handed out some much-needed excellent news on the 30th anniversary of the present Thursday night time by way of Instagram.
The 51-year-old actor was reunited with his co-stars of the sitcom, as they gathered to have fun the anniversary by filming a reunion particular.
Smith posted an image within the outdated Banks mansion alongside Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv No. 2) and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), in addition to the recurring DJ Jazzy Jeff.
He captioned the picture: “At present is precisely 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ one thing for y’all… a for actual Banks Household Reunion is comin’ quickly to @HBOmax! RIP James. #FreshPrince30th.”
James Avery — aka Uncle Phil — died in 2013.
However what actually obtained followers labored up Thursday night time: A second image revealed Will burying the hatchet with the unique Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert.
They’re pictured seated collectively on digicam for the primary time in 27 years.
She performed Aunt Viv within the first three seasons earlier than leaving in 1993 amid a long-standing feud with Smith.
Their on-set points brought about her early exit from the present, and she or he documented her damaged relationship with Smith in her 2009 e-book “Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mother.”
She claimed that she was “demonized” following her departure, and in 2017, she criticized the solid after being snubbed from a earlier reunion, in line with Digital Spy.
This reunion will have a look again on the sequence, which starred Smith as a fictionalized model of himself transferring from West Philadelphia to dwell with his rich uncle and aunt in Bel Air within the NBC sequence, which initially aired from 1990 to 1996.
The “Recent Prince” reunion night time of music, dancing and shock friends is predicted to air round Thanksgiving on HBO Max, however there’s no confirmed date but.
A separate reboot referred to as “Bel-Air” can be within the works for streaming service Peacock.