‘Bel-Air’: 5 Plot Points That Could Happen in Season 2, Based on the Original Series
Fans can’t wait for Bel-Air Season 2 after the latest events on the TV show.
Created by Morgan Cooper, it’s a story all about how… the 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would look if it had a modern and dramatic twist. Jabari Banks has taken Will Smith’s place as a teenager from West Philadelphia whose mother sends him to Bel-Air to live with his aunt and uncle. “As these worlds collide, he reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known,” reads a quote from the synopsis (via NBC Universal).
Writers have managed to bring a whole new feel to the show while remaining true to the original series. But what about the next season? Let’s take a look at some of the events that could happen in Bel-Air Season 2 based on the original series.
1. Will gets a job
By the end of Bel-Air Season 1, Will had experienced a huge falling out with Aunt Viv and Uncle Phil. He was so frustrated that he even considered going back to Philadelphia. Luckily, Jazz showed up to talk some sense into him. But in his stubbornness, Will could still be distant and want greater independence from his aunt and uncle.
Cue an episode from the second season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when Will got a job. As a result, his school attendance, performance, and extracurricular activities all suffered, leading to problems at home. Featuring this storyline in Bel-Air could make for an interesting situation between him and his family and would also be a great way to incorporate more of Will’s school life into the show.
2. Ashley deals with her feelings for someone
Ashley Banks discovered her sexuality at a young age and was dealing with her first crush in Bel-Air Season 1. She was disappointed to find out that those feelings were unrequited, but her sister, Hilary, assured her that she would eventually find someone who liked her back.
Once Ashley got a boyfriend in the original show, she naturally began to wonder about sex. At first, she went to Will for advice because he made her feel most comfortable, but Aunt Viv and Uncle Phil eventually get involved as well. In Bel-Air, Aunt Viv tried to get Ashley to talk to her after realizing Ashley might be gay. She wasn’t ready to talk then, but maybe she’ll get to a point in Bel-Air Season 2 where she could use some motherly advice.
3. Hilary gets in over her head
Hilary Banks’ goal is to show her parents that she can be self-sufficient and make smart decisions. The influencer house didn’t work out, but she has a new idea to take over the house with a friend, Ivy, and produce their own content. In The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hilary over-exaggerated her ability to do a job, and it went horribly wrong. Though the new Hilary appears to know better, her latest interaction with Ivy has us thinking that things might not go so well next season.
4. Problems could arise in Carlton’s quest for perfection
With college around the corner, Carlton Banks is feeling the pressure to earn good grades and top-notch test scores. This was also the case in the original show, leading Carlton to cheat on an exam. He was lucky that he was only grounded, but in Bel-Air, he’d be much more likely to face harsher consequences, up to expulsion.
Carlton is already so fragile. What would happen if he took another hit like this?
5. Characters return
In Fresh Prince, Geoffrey quit over his pay while in Bel-Air, he was fired. Aunt Viv and the kids were enraged and tried unsuccessfully to get into contact with Geoffrey. But in the original series, he did come back and even got an apology from Uncle Phil, which also feels like a likely outcome in the reboot.
The original show also featured characters such as Will’s friend Tyriq Johnson. Tyriq hasn’t yet appeared in Bel-Air, but a cameo is likely given that the series has already introduced people like Tray and Lisa.
So far, the release date for Bel-Air Season 2 has not been shared, but fans can find the first season now on Peacock.