Bel Air scheduled to return in 2023. The Peacock Show will premiere its second season on February 23, bringing back stars Jabari Banks, Coco Jones, Adrian Holmes, Akira Akbar, Oily Sholotan, Cassandra Freeman and more.
Season 2 is described as follows:
Bel-Air meets Will at a crossroads when a new character enters his life who challenges what he learned at Bel-Air and struggles for control of his influence. He juggles it as he navigates his personal life with the Banks family and tries to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season. We’ll see how Will and Carlton’s brotherhood develops as they grow closer but still challenge each other over their differences. We’ll also see how Hilary evolves as she becomes more of a boss in her influencer world and how that affects her relationship with Jazz, and also highlight the relatable struggles surrounding Viv and Phil balancing marriage and family while trying to forge their own careers and reconnect with the things that matter to them.
Showrunner/executive producer/writer Carla Banks Waddles released a statement.
“In season two, the show will continue to find ways to push the envelope and feel refreshing and unique while honoring the heart of the legacy series. Last season was mostly about introducing the world of the Banks family, and this season we’re going to expand on some of the topics we touched on – what it really means to be a family, even if it’s challenging . 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, who doesn’t just feel like a fish out of water. He’s now struggling to find a balance between maintaining his independence and his West Philly identity while remaining open to new opportunities for himself in Bel-Air. Viv and Phil also try to find a balance while raising teenagers who think they have all the answers – giving Will and their children the freedom to make their own decisions, while also guiding with a gentle and sometimes firm hand .
We love that the Banks family is ambitious, but more importantly, they are approachable and grounded. This entire cast brings so much of themselves to this show – talent and enthusiasm, but also genuine respect, genuine love and thoughtfulness for these characters and their relationships. I love talking to them and hearing how they see and experience these characters. It all adds up to a very collaborative and rich storytelling process that feels authentic.”
Below you can see the first pictures of the upcoming season.