‘Let It Shine’ star Coco Jones cast as Hilary Banks in the Bel-Air Reboot

By Duchess Magazine

'Let It Shine' star Coco Jones cast as Hilary Banks in the Bel-Air Reboot

Exciting news!

A reboot of the beloved 90s series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is set to hit screens from Peacock and yes, we cant wait!

The upcoming series known as “Bel-Air, has added its full lineup of cast; Adrian Holmes (“At That Age,” “V Wars”) as Phillip Banks; Cassandra Freeman (“The Enemy Within,” “Atlanta”) as Vivian Banks; Olly Sholotan (“Run Hide Fight,” “Evolution of Nate Gibson”) as Carlton Banks; Coco Jones (“Let it Shine,” “Vampires vs. The Bronx”) as Hilary Banks; Akira Akbar (“We Can Be Heroes,” “Captain Marvel”) as Ashley Banks; Jimmy Akingbola (“Most Dangerous Game,” “In The Long Run”) as Geoffrey; Jordan L. Jones (“Rel,” “Snowfall”) as Jazz; and Simone Joy Jones (“The Chair,” “What If”) as Lisa, according to  Variety.

While Will Smith won’t be returning to play his iconic role which shot him to mega fame, the superstar has given his blessings to actor Jabari Banks. Will’s cousin Hilary, previously played by Karyn Parsons will be played by Coco Jones, known for Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020), Good Luck Charlie (2010), and White Elephant (2020).

Set in modern-day, the Bel-Air one-hour series of “dramatic analogue” follows “Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. With a reimagined vision, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions, and biases that were  impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format, while still delivering swagger and nods to the original show.”

Morgan Cooper will co-write, direct, and executive produce. T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers, Smith executive produces via Westbrook Studios along with Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz. Miguel Melendez and Westbrook Studios’ Terence Carter will also executive produce. Westbrook Studios and Universal Television will produce. UTV was the studio behind the original show as well, the site reports.

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