Will Smith has launched two first-look images on the upcoming reunion particular that can air on HBO Max. It was taped Thursday which was the 30th anniversary of the hit present’s debut. (HBO Max is owned by CNN’s dad or mum firm.)
One of many images reveals Smith sitting down to speak with Janet Hubert, the actress who originated the function of Aunt Viv, for the primary time in 27 years in what HBO Max described as “an emotional reunion and a candid dialog.”
“The Presh Prince of Bel-Air” ran on NBC from 1990 to 1996, with Hubert enjoying the character till she was let go in 1993. She was changed within the function by Daphne Maxwell Reid.
Issues had reportedly been lower than pleasant between her and Smith, the star of the present who performed a fictional model of himself as a teen who strikes from Philadelphia to reside along with his prosperous aunt and uncle in California.
In 2016, she publicly slammed him and his spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, over their stance on the #OscarsSoWhite motion.
Smith additionally shared an image of him being joined by collection regulars Reid, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell and Alfonso Ribeiro, in addition to recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff.
On his verified Instagram account, Smith paid tribute to co-star James Avery, who performed Uncle Phil and who died of issues from open-heart surgical procedure in 2014, writing within the caption of the images, “RIP James.”
The reunion particular is being billed as “a humorous and heartfelt night time stuffed with music, dancing, and extra particular shock friends, in honor of the collection that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.”
Produced by Westbrook Media, the reunion will launch on HBO Max round Thanksgiving.
HBO Max is the unique subscription video on demand residence of the total authentic collection library within the US, debuting on the platform when it launched in Could.