How you feel about 'Bel-Air' may depend upon how you feel about CW dramas : Pop Culture Happy Hour What if you took The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but made it a gritty, modern drama where Will is sent to Bel-Air to avoid facing an illegal gun possession charge? That's the basic premise of Bel-Air — the reboot of the classic 90s sitcom that made Will Smith a TV star. Jabari Banks steps into the role of Will, who this time around is less a goofy charmer and more a cool star athlete. It's a show that barely resembles its predecessor, with each member of the Banks family getting a radically dramatic makeover, too.

How you feel about 'Bel-Air' may depend upon how you feel about CW dramas

How you feel about 'Bel-Air' may depend upon how you feel about CW dramas

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Jabari Banks stars as Will in the new Peacock series Bel-Air. Peacock/Greg Gayne hide caption

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Jabari Banks stars as Will in the new Peacock series Bel-Air.

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What if you took The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but made it a gritty, modern drama where Will is sent to Bel-Air to avoid facing an illegal gun possession charge? That's the basic premise of Bel-Air — the reboot of the classic 90s sitcom that made Will Smith a TV star. Jabari Banks steps into the role of Will, who this time around is less a goofy charmer and more a cool star athlete. It's a show that barely resembles its predecessor, with each member of the Banks family getting a radically dramatic makeover, too.