BEL-AIR: Duane Martin & Karrueche Tran Join ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reboot
Written by torresanz on January 24, 2022
With the ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reboot set to premiere in a mere matter of weeks, the recurring cast of ‘BEL-AIR’ has been unveiled and it features a number of notable names including Duane Martin and Kaurreche Tran.
Based on the much-loved Will Smith-led sitcom, the revived version of the show sees it re-imagined as a dramedy – in a similar guise as Morgan Cooper‘s viral sizzler in 2019.
It was earlier revealed that Jabari Banks takes on the baton of Smith’s iconic role in the series, which will premiere Super Bowl Sunday (February 13). Other main cast members include Adrian Holmes (Uncle Phil), Cassandra Freeman (Aunt Viv), Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), and Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks).
Now, the supporting cast of the recurring cast has been revealed.
Check out the cast and character descriptions:
Karrueche Tran (Claws, The Bay) will play Ivy, a top-tier social media influencer who offers to help Hilary with her influencer business.
Duane Martin (All of Us, Real Husbands of Hollywood) will play Steven Lewis, Philip Banks’ campaign manager on his run for LA District Attorney. Steven is a seasoned political strategist and has operated in Democratic Party politics for his entire career. He believes that he can help Phil win.
April Parker Jones (If Loving You is Wrong, Supergirl) will play Viola ‘Vy’ Smith, Will’s mother and Aunt Viv’s older sister. Having always put her son first, Vy makes the tough decision to send Will to live with her sister, even though they haven’t spoken in years.
SteVonté Hart (Little Fires Everywhere, Queen Sugar) will play Tray Melbert, Will’s best friend and basketball teammate from West Philly. With Will’s sudden departure to Bel-Air, Tray risks falling victim to the streets of West Philly.
Joe Holt (The Walking Dead: World Beyond, The Punisher) will play Fred Wilkes, the Police Chief and Lisa’s father. Wilkes and the Banks’ family have run in the same circles for years.
Scottie Thompson (NCIS, Macguyver, 12 Monkeys) will play Angela, an interior designer, newly married to Police Chief and Lisa’s father, Fred Wilkes. Angela tries to navigate her new role in the family.
Jon Beavers (Licorice Pizza, Animal Kingdom) will play Kylo, a social media influencer. He provides Hilary Banks with an interview opportunity to join his influencer house.
Tyler Barnhardt (13 Reasons Why, Tales From The Loop) will play Connor Satterfield, Carlton’s best friend, lacrosse teammate and the most popular kid in school, second to Carlton. Connor crosses boundaries that cause tension between him and Will.
Charlie Hall (Single Drunk Female, Moxie) will play Tyler Laramy, a member of the Bel-Air Academy basketball team and one of Will’s good friends at school. Tyler is known for being the class-clown and pushing his teachers’ buttons.
Peep the trailer: