The cast of “Bel-Air” are beyond excited for the return of their show, which kicked off its highly anticipated second season on Feb. 23. Jabari Banks, who plays Will, tells POPSUGAR, “I knew that people would love it. They just didn’t know yet.” The rest of the cast, including Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Adrian Holmes (Philip Banks), Cassandra Freeman (Vivian Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks), Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey Thompson), Jordan L. Jones (Jazz), and Simone Joy Jones (Lisa) felt a sense of relief that viewers fell in love with the show. Not only did it silence its doubters, but it also earned some big-name fans such as Will Smith, LeBron James, and Travis Scott.
The show even warranted a major cameo from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum Tatyana Ali, who recurs in season two as Ashley’s teacher Mrs. Hughes. Sholotan recalls, “She has this scene with Ashley, and I remember right after she shot it, she was coming out of her trailer, and she was like, ‘I just told the new Ashley things that I wish I heard when I was playing her,’ and that’s spiritual. That’s just beautiful stuff.”
Viewers are eager to see what other surprises “Bel-Air” has in store for season two and what tough conversations it will address. Watch the cast’s full interview to find out more.