Bel-Air by Peacock Almost matches the season number of the showrunners .
NBCUniversal-backed streamer submitted to reimagine Will Smith’s beloved The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air renewed for a third season. Inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral short, the dramatic take on the former comedy series was originally picked up on a two-season order at Peacock after a competitive bidding process with other streamers for the series .
The third-season renewal marks its first vote of confidence outside of the original order, and comes as the show struggles to find its creative voice. Wave show host changes. Carla Banks Waddles was hired as showrunner at the start of the second season. Good Girls and The Soul Man Alum Promotes From Co-Executive Producer to Showrunner Renhe replaces TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson (Army Wives, Lie to Me) at the helm of Bel-Air. Brady and Newson left following creative differences with Peacock and producer Universal Television. Chris Collins (Firewire, Sons of Anarchy ) took over the series and will serve as showrunner. Brady and Newsom took over after Collins and his successor Diane Houston (Empire) parted ways with Bel-Air Season 1 Producers include Smith, Quincy Jones and Benny Medina.
Sources at the time told THR Peacock was looking for a broadly slanted network-style show, while Collins wanted to deliver an edgy premium series. Collins exited in December , replaced by Houston, who joined and left 2020 after some rewrites of the first season. Brady and Newsom were brought in last year under the leadership of Houston and Malcolm Spellman ( The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ) and made the first season as Their first acting job. Peacock, which does not release traditional ratings data, said Bel-Air launched as its most-watched original premiere and became the most-watched since the service Sophomore Series
Jabari Banks (Jabari Banks) in Smith’s iconic role in the series from Universal Television. In addition to Waddles, executive producers include Cooper, Anthony Sparks, Spellman, Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Benny Medina, Quincy Jones, Andy & Susan Borowitz, Brady and Newson. Original star Tatyana Ali returns.
Bel-Air is part of Peacock’s original roster, which also includes Poker Face, Pitch Perfect: Berlin Bumpers, Wolf Like Me, Kill It, Dr. Death and We Are Lady Parts, etc.