Bel-Air season 2: episode guide, trailer, cast and everything we know about the hit drama

Jabari Banks as Will and Simone Joy Jones as Lisa walking through hospital in Bel-Air season 2
Jabari Banks and Simone Joy, Bel-Air season 2 (Image credit: Peacock)

When Peacock's Bel-Air was first announced, there were a number of people that weren’t quite sure how a dramatic take on the 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would fare. Well, it turns out, a dramatization of the original show’s characters and storylines is exactly what TV audiences wanted to see in this day and age. As of May, Bel-Air was Peacock’s most-streamed original series and the third-biggest title on the platform overall. 

Now with Bel-Air season 2 arriving, show fans are ready to dive head first into the series and get some of their questions answered from the season one finale. For example, while he’s not the main character, many viewers want to know "where did Geoffrey (Jimmy Akingbola) go?"

Here’s everything we know about Bel-Air season 2. 

Bel-Air season 2 release date

Bel-Air season 2 premiered in the US on Peacock on Thursday, February 23. 

Uk fans, season 2 is now available on Sky 

Bel-Air season 2 episode guide

Here is an episode guide for season 2. Episode 10, the season 2 finale, debuted on April 27. 

Season 2, episode 1: "A Fresh Start"
"Will works on being fully independent from the Banks family after a fallout with his father, Lou. Ashley celebrates her 13th birthday."

Season 2, episode 2: "Speaking Truth"
"Will alienates himself from the Bel-Air basketball team and finds appealing opportunities in love and basketball with the help of some new South LA friends."

Season 2, episode 3: "Compromised"
"When Ashley's favorite teacher is fired, Will rallies the students to stage a protest, putting Carlton in an uncomfortable position." 

Season 2, episode 4: "Don’t Kill My Vibe"
"After the protest, Will is suspended from the Bel-Air basketball team and looks to join an AAU team with Phil's permission. Carlton deals with the fallout from the protest." 

Season 2, episode 5: "Excellence Is Everywhere"
"Will struggles on his new basketball team but is nominated for a leadership award at Bel-Air Academy, causing friction with Carlton." 

Season 2, episode 6: "Let the Best Man Win"
"Phil hosts the Banks family reunion, and Carlton works hard to impress his dad. Will considers accepting the Founder's Award nomination." 

Season 2, episode 7: "Under Pressure"
"External dilemmas throw Carlton and Will off track and prevent them from fully preparing for the Founder's Award." 

Season 2, episode 8: "Pursuit of Happiness"
"Will discovers the truth about his teammate's absence, making him question his future; Carlton spirals out of control."

Season 2, episode 9: "Just Like Old Times"
"Will confides in Phil about the shocking information he discovered regarding Doc and Zenith. Carlton struggles to keep up with all the lies he's entangled himself in."

Season 2, episode 10: "Don’t Look Back"
"The Banks family comes together for the announcement of the Founder's Award. Will embraces moving forward in an unexpected way."

What happens in the Bel-Air season 2 finale? 

The Bel-Air season 2 finale was full of drama, with two relationships in trouble heading into season 3 and Carlton’s official breakdown. Check out our Bel-Air season 2 ending explained piece. 

Bel-Air season 2 trailer

Alright fans, here is the official trailer for season 2. From the look of things, Will is back in Bel-Air but he may not be back in the Banks family bubble. Check out the clip for yourself. 

Bel-Air season 2 cast

It looks like the Bel-Air cast from season 1 is returning. Back as Will Smith is of course, Jabari Banks. To date, Bel-Air is Banks’ most notable onscreen role. However, given the success of the show and the shower of compliments from fans, we anticipate he is a rising star in Hollywood. 

Fan-favorite Coco Jones is also reprising her role as Hillary Banks. Jones has previously been featured in Vampires vs. the Bronx, Good Luck Charlie and White Elephant. Most recently, the actress has put her musical talent to use and released her EP titled What I Didn’t Tell You

The entire list of series regulars is as follows: 

  • Jabari Banks as Will 
  • Adrian Holmes (At That Age, V Wars) as Philip Banks  
  • Cassandra Freeman (The Enemy Within, Atlanta) as Vivian Banks   
  • Olly Sholotan (Run Hide Fight, Evolution of Nate Gibson) as Carlton Banks  
  • Coco Jones (Let it Shine, Vampires vs. The Bronx) as Hilary Banks  
  • Akira Akbar (We Can Be Heroes, Captain Marvel) as Ashley Banks  
  • Jimmy Akingbola (Most Dangerous Game, In The Long Run) as Geoffrey  
  • Jordan L. Jones (Rel, Snowfall)  as Jazz   
  • Simone Joy Jones (The Chair, What If) as Lisa 

For those that are fans of the original The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air we have some exciting news. This season on Bel-Air, the original Ashley Banks, Tatyana Ali, has a recurring role as Mrs. Hughes, a middle school English teacher.  

Bel-Air season 2 plot

Jabari Banks as Will holding a basketball in the locker room in Bel-Air season 2

 Jabari Banks, Bel-Air (Image credit: Travis Ellison/Peacock)

Here is the official synopsis of season 2: 

"Season two of Bel-Air picks up with Will at a crossroads in his life 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."

Will there be a Bel-Air season 3? 

It should come as no surprise that Bel-Air has been renewed for a third season by Peacock. Check out this fun announcment from the cast. 

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How to watch Bel-Air season 2

Bel-Air is a Peacock Original series. If you’re hoping to watch episodes, you’ll need at least a Peacock Premium subscription.  You can sign up with the streamer in just a few clicks. 

In the UK, Peacock is a service included with a Sky or NOW package. 

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Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.