Fresh Prince may have been a thing of the nineties, but the cast of the Will Smith hit comedy are reuniting for one last hurrah on HBO Max to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air followed Will – a young man from Philadelphia - who was sent by his mum to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their wealthy home in Bel Air, California. Over time the show has proven to be a beloved sitcom that has some hilarious moments, as well as nuanced show about the black community and class struggles within the US.
If you want to see the reunion show for yourself, then we’ve rounded up all the information on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion. Whilst you’re here, you should also check out a similar article we have for watching the Friends reunion.
When will The Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion air?
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion will air on HBO Max around Thanksgiving time (the end of November), though an exact date and time has yet to be announced.
The show will be being taped on 10 September 2020, the day the series debuted on NBC in 1990. It will be executively produced by Will Smith’s production studio, Westbrook Media.
What will the reunion episode of Fresh Prince be about?
According to TV Line, the episode will be “an unscripted special looking back at the series and the cultural impact [it] has had since its debut”. Therefore, the actors won’t be turning up in character, but rather reminiscing on some of the best moments of the show and discussing behind-the-scenes facts.
The cast confirmed for the reunion include Will Smith (Will), Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv), DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz) and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton). James Avery (Uncle Phil) sadly passed away in 2013.
We imagine that Will Smith will also talk about the dramatic reboot of the show that is in development with his production company. The show has been in development for around a year according to The Hollywood Reporter, and was inspired by a trailer that was created by Fresh Prince superfan, Morgan Cooper. Cooper will co-write the script, direct and be credited as a co-executive producer.
Smith has now revealed that show has been given the green light for two seasons on the streaming service, Peacock.
How can I watch the Fresh Prince reunion?
The Fresh Prince reunion will be exclusive to HBO Max - the newest streaming platform from HBO.
HBO Max costs US$14.99 per month on a rolling subscription, but existing HBO subscribers (including HBO Now customers) can get the service for free. Throughout September, users can also get an annual subscription for a discounted US$11.99 per month – but this deal is only available until 25 September.
HBO Max is currently only available in the US. However, that doesn’t mean that UK viewers will have to miss out. Lots of HBO content is syndicated to Sky and Now TV customers, which could include this Fresh Prince reunion special. If you're considering subscribing to either of these, check out our comparison of Sky and Virgin, and the best TV shows on Now TV.