Tatyana Ali who played Ashley Banks in the original, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will make a recurring guest star appearance as “Mrs. Hughes,” the English Literature teacher at Bel-Air middle school who sees something special in Ashley, often giving her books from her personal collection. You’ll see her around the 1:13 mark in the trailer below.
Bel-Air stars Jabari Banks (Will), Adrian Holmes (Philip Banks), Cassandra Freeman (Vivian Banks), Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks), Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey), Jordan L. Jones (Jazz) and Simone Joy Jones (Lisa). Season 2 continues Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Los Angeles, where he is now at a crossroads with new family dynamics, love interests and athletic ambitions.
Season two of Bel-Air picks up with Will at a crossroads as a new figure comes into his life who challenges what he’s learned in Bel-Air and competes for control of his influence. He juggles this while navigating his home life with the Banks family and trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season. We’ll see Will and Carlton’s brotherhood start to evolve as they grow closer, but still challenge each other about their differences. We’ll also see Hilary evolve as she becomes more of a boss in her influencer world and how that spills over into her relationship with Jazz, and also highlight the relatable struggles around Viv and Phil balancing marriage and family while trying to forge their own career paths and reconnect to the things that are important to them.
Bel-Air premieres on February 23 with new episodes streaming Thursdays.