Will

Jabari Banks

Will
Jabari Banks

Will
Jabari Banks

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Will

At 16, Will is the epitome of young, Black, and gifted. When a confrontation on a West Philly basketball court forces him out of town to live with his relatives in Bel-Air, he must adapt to the insular and rarefied world of privilege…while doing everything he can to stay true to himself. With the right guidance, Will is destined to reach his full potential.

Quote reading "I'M GONNA REP WEST PHILLY WHEREVER I GO"
Quote reading "I'M GONNA REP WEST PHILLY WHEREVER I GO"

Played by Jabari Banks

Jabari Banks stars in the leading role of Will in BEL-AIR, a dramatic retelling of the 1990’s culture defining sitcom THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR. The Peacock series will detail Will’s complicated journey from West Philadelphia to Bel Air in modern-day America, diving deeper into emotions, conflicts and biases that were not as deeply explored in the original, while paying homage to the show’s roots. The series is based on cinematographer Morgan Cooper’s viral fan film trailer from 2019.

Banks resides in West Philadelphia, and graduated from the University of the Arts in 2021. Aside from acting, Jabari is a talented songwriter, singer, rapper and basketball player.

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Jabari Banks Image

Jabari Banks

Will

Will is the epitome of young, Black, and gifted. When a confrontation in West Philly forces him to Bel-Air, he must adapt to a world of privilege…while doing everything he can to stay true to himself.

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Adrian Holmes

Philip Banks

Full of life and ambition, Phil has money, a beautiful family, and security within the Bel-Air bubble. He is actively working towards becoming D.A.

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Cassandra Freeman

Vivian Banks

Smart, artistic, worldly, warm, and sophisticated, Viv walked away from a promising art career to focus on her family…but she always wonders what might have been.

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Olly Sholotan

Carlton Banks

With no shortage of confidence, intellect, and wit, Carlton is perfectly at home in his privileged world. However, all his bravado masks underlying struggles with anxiety.

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Coco Jones

Hilary Banks

An aspiring culinary influencer with impeccable fashion sense, Hilary is a strong, caring, brilliant young woman, who desperately wants to prove to her family that she can achieve success on her own terms.

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Akira Akbar

Ashley Banks

The most grounded and politically minded of the Banks children, Ashley is looking to break out of the stuffy Bel-Air bubble. She’s kind and independent, with a rebellious spirit.

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Jimmy Akingbola

Geoffrey

One of Phil’s oldest friends and a trusted advisor, Geoffrey came to the U.S. to escape a troubled past in London. Witty, gritty, and charming, he is a man of mystery, full of surprises…

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Jordan L. Jones

Jazz

A music aficionado with a swagger and originality all his own, Jazz runs his uncle’s record store in South Central. He quickly becomes Will’s best friend in LA because real recognizes real…

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Simone Joy Jones

Lisa

Athletic, poised, and independent, Lisa is a swimming prodigy and straight-A student. She can’t resist Will’s charms, even if it means complicating things her ex-boyfriend Carlton.

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