Fresh Prince Reunion Sets HBO Max Release Date With New Trailer

The special will drop November 19.

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The Fresh Prince reunion on HBO Max finally has a release date: November 19. The streaming service tweeted a two-minute trailer for the reunion, which gives a nice solid overview for what to expect and a sense of the tone. Check it out below.

The unscripted reunion was filmed on September 10 and looks to be an informal roundtable on the original set. Returning cast members include Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Alfonso Riberio. Noticeably absent from the list is James Avery--who played family patriarch Philip Banks--who died in 2013. HBO Max is reportedly teasing appearances by additional "special surprise guests." A fun bit of trivia about the September 10 date--that is literally 30 years after Fresh Prince first premiered on NBC in 1990.

Marcus Raboy (music videos for Ice Cube, Naughty By Nature, and countless artists since 1991) directed the special. Showrunner Rikki Hughes executive produced alongside Miguel Melendez, Lukas Kaiser, and Brad Haugen for Westbrook Media.

The other big Will Smith project on the horizon is Bel-Air, a dramatic re-interpretation of The Fresh Prince. Getting off the ground due to the popularity of a YouTube video imagining what such a series might be like, Smith quickly swooped in to collaborate with filmmaker Morgan Cooper, who created the clip in March 2019. Bel-Air was picked up by Peacock for two seasons.

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