Originally published August 31
Although I have no idea what your taste in music is, where you’re from, what year you were born in, I’m willing to bet that there’s one song we can all recite start to finished — the theme for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It’s one of the great unifiers! I can’t remember the name of my first year university Humanities professor but I can remember every single word from that intro. And if there’s one thing we could all use right now, it’s some to-your-core nostalgic feel-goods. Which, luckily, is one thing we can pass along.
This autumn, everybody’s coming back together one more time.
The cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, including Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Joseph Marcell, and Karyn Parsons, is returning for an unscripted special exclusively for HBO Max. The special will be filmed in early September, and will hit HBO Max right around Thanksgiving, in honor of the show’s 30th anniversary.
So the good news is we’ve all got this to look forward to this November, the bad news is, 30 years?? Good god we’re all old.
Now this is a story all about how… the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunites for a one-time special! Coming around Thanksgiving only on HBO Max! pic.twitter.com/ZSlktr731e
— HBO Max (@hbomax) August 31, 2020
18 November 2020 update
In anticipation of the Fresh Prince reunion special (which airs tomorrow!!!!) HBO Max dropped a trailer this week, and, unsurprisingly, it looks so good. The 2-minute-long teaser shows the Banks family all walking back into their iconic Bel-Air mansion one after the other and embracing, and then sitting together in the living room for some grade-A reminiscing.
Okay, who’s cutting onions in here?!
Check out the trailer below and catch the reunion special tomorrow, November 19, on HBO Max.