How to watch 'Bel-Air,' the Fresh Prince reboot we've been waiting for

Here's how to watch 'Bel-Air' when it premieres this weekend

How to watch Bel-Air, the Fresh Prince reboot on Peacock
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Wondering how to watch Bel-Air this weekend? You've come to the right place. The highly anticipated Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is finally debuting on Peacock and we'll be the first to admit that our excitement is through the roof. 

The series will premiere on Super Bowl Sunday, where fans will get their first glimpse of the 2022 take on the Will Smith-led sitcom and the Banks family. 

Here's everything you need to know to ensure you're tuned in!!

How to watch 'Bel-Air' in the US:

To watch Bel-Air, you have to have a Peacock subscription, which you can sign up for below. Prices for subscriptions start at $5 per month (or $50 per year) for the ad-supported Premium plan and $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the commercial-free Premium Plus option. 

The NBC Universal streamer also has plenty of other movies, TV shows, sports and news offerings to delve into, including some Peacock original series such as Saved by the BellGirls5eva, Paris in Love and others. 

If you're a Spectrum customer, you can potentially get one free year of Peacock with an eligible TV plan or for 90 days with select Internet plans, so it's worth looking into!

How to watch 'Bel-Air' around the world:

If you're currently based outside the US, unable to use your usual TV subscription, and need access Peacock to watch Bel-Air, there's a great way to watch from wherever you are in the world: by using a VPN (opens in new tab).

A VPN  is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and to change your IP address so your mobile, computer, or laptop thinks it's in another location. Meaning, you can watch your favorite show, film or event—even if you’re away from home.

Our favorite VPN service is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), rated the best VPN in the world right now, by our colleagues at TechRadar.



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When does 'Bel-Air' premiere?

The Fresh Prince reboot will air on Peacock on Sunday, February 13.

What is 'Bel-Air' about?

The Peacock original series is based on the 2019 viral mock trailer (opens in new tab) by Morgan Cooper, creating a modern-day version of West Philly's finest, Will Smith, as he starts his new life in Beverly Hills, California. 

Like the original 1990s sitcom, the story follows a teenage Will (played by Jabari Banks), who was sent to live with his Uncle Phil and Auntie Viv in Beverly Hills after... a couple of guys, who were up to no good, started making trouble in his neighborhood. You know rest.

Watch the 'Bel-Air' trailer:

Meet the 'Bel-Air' cast: who's who?

Along with the aforementioned Jabari Banks, the rest of the cast is made up of Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks, Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks, Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hilary Banks, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks, Jimmy Akingbola as the Banks' family butler Geoffrey, and Simone Joy Jones as Will’s love interest Lisa (originally played by Nia Long in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).

As for the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith—yes, the real-life one—is on board as an executive producer of the Peacock series.

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Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.