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‘Bel-Air’: Premiere Date For Peacock’s Reimagining of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Announced

Peacock announced the premiere date for its upcoming series Bel-Air.  The reimagining of the 90s beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is set to air on February 13, with new episodes released weekly.

The reboot is based on Morgan Cooper’s record-breaking fan film that reimagines the classic 1990s sitcom. Set in the present, Bel-Air is a dramatic retelling of the classic that recounts “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.”

'Bel-Air': Premiere Date For Peacock's Reimagining of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Announced
the cast of “Bel-Air” / Peacock

NBC’s streaming platform has previously announced the nine series regulars who will join the remake, including Cassandra Freeman (aunt Viv), Adrian Holmes (uncle Phil), Olly Sholotan (Carlton), Coco Jones (Hilary), Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey), and Akira Akbar (Ashley).

Newcomer Jabari Banks landed the titular role. The Philadelphia native received a surprise call from Smith himself, who shared the exciting life-changing news.

Director and executive producer Morgan Cooper, who directed, co-wrote, and executive produced the series, said in a statement, “With this dramatic reimagining, we wanted to create a show that stands on its own while honoring the spirit and innovation of the original series.” He added, “Because Bel-Air is a drama, we’re able to really peel back the layers of these characters and themes in a way that you simply couldn’t do 30 years ago in the half-hour sitcom format. We’re able to go have tough conversations that challenge perspectives. At its core, Bel-Air is a celebration of the black experience through the perspective of a family.”

Watch the teaser for Bel-Air below.

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Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Zahara Will Attend an HBCU (Video)

Angelina Jolie’s daughter Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt is college bound!

On Sunday, the Oscar-winning actor announced her 17-year-old will be attending Spelman College, an HBCU, this fall. Included in Jolie’s post is a picture of Zahara posing with schoolmates and a caption that read,

“Zahara with her Spelman sisters! Congratulations to all new students starting this year,” the mother of six wrote. “A very special place and an honor to have a family member as a new Spelman girl. #spelman #spelmancollege #spelmansisters #HBCU.”

In addition to the Eternals star’s post, a video taken during an alumni college event was published on TikTok. The clip, which has now gone viral, shows Jolie attempting to join in on the electric slide. You can watch it below.

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Morehouse and Spelman alumni showing Angelina Jolie and her daughter how to hit the electric slide at their event in Los Angeles. @morehousela @naasclosangeles @angelinajolie @bcrainey @purplephy27 #Morehouse #Spelman #SpelmanCollege #AngelinaJolie

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Honors The Late Chadwick Boseman (Video)

Marvel has finally released the official trailer for the highly anticipated sequel of Black Panther. The 2-minute video features new and returning characters and unveils a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.

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The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 11.

Watch the trailer above.

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‘The Man From Toronto’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson Star In Action-Packed Comedy

Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson star in Netflix’s upcoming action-packed comedy dropping on Netflix on June 24.

A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin—known only as The Man from Toronto— run into each other at a holiday rental.

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