Bel-Air is coming back for another season and we couldn’t be happier!
Tatyana Ali, a former cast member of Bel-Air, has returned in a brand-new teaser for the show’s second season.
The actress, who portrayed Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, signed on to play Mrs. Hughes, an English teacher in the new version of the classic sitcom, last month.
The character’s official bio describes her as “the English Literature teacher at Bel-Air middle school who sees something special in Ashley, often giving her books from her personal collection”.
A new character enters his life who questions what he’s learnt in Bel-Air and competes for control of his influence, placing Will (Jabari Banks) and Carlton (Olly Sholotan) at a crossroads. The former is battling his inner demons and regressing into his previous way of life.
Showrunner Carla Banks-Waddles hinted that the new episodes of the upcoming season, which debuts on February 23, would “push the envelope.”
“Last season was very much about the introduction to the Banks family world, and this season we get to go deeper with some of the themes we touched on – what it truly means to be a family, even when it’s challenging,” she said.
“How do you rebuild trust within a family? How do you find your own way, your individualism, within a family?
“We’ll also explore Will’s character beyond feeling like a fish out of water. He’s now struggling to find a balance of maintaining his independence and his West Philly identity, while also being open to new opportunities for himself in Bel-Air.”
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