Will Smith shares Fresh Prince reunion photo 30 years after show’s debut

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WILL Smith charmed us all as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the 1990s.

And the star handed out some much needed good news on the 30th anniversary of the show.

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The 51-year-old actor was reunited with his co-stars of the sitcom, as they gathered to celebrate the anniversary by filming a reunion special.

Will posted a picture in the old Banks mansion alongside Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv No.2) and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), as well as the recurring DJ Jazzy Jeff, to his Instagram.

He captioned: “Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax! RIP James. #FreshPrince30th.”

James Avery – aka Uncle Phil – died in 2013.

Will posted a picture in the old Banks mansion alongside Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv No.2) and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), as well as the recurring DJ Jazzy Jeff, to his Instagram
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A second picture revealed Will burying the hatchet with the original Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert
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A second picture revealed Will burying the hatchet with the original Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert.

They are pictured seated together on camera for the first time in 27 years.

She played Aunt Viv in the first three seasons before leaving in 1993 amid a long-standing feud with Smith.

Their on-set issues caused her early exit from the show, and she documented her broken relationship with Smith in her 2009 book Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom.

Will starred as a fictionalized version of himself moving from West Philadelphia to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in Bel Air
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The NBC series which originally aired from 1990-1996
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A reboot was also announced this week
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The cast were back together, thirty years after it first aired (front, from left): Tatyana Ali, James Avery, Will Smith, (back): Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell
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Will and Carlton
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It was Will Smith’s break through role
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Will seen in the show with John Witherspoon as Augustus Adams
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Will seen with Tatyana Ali and Alfonso Ribero
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Carlton’s dancing is legendary
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Pictured: (front l-r) Tatyana Ali as Ashley Banks; Will Smith as William ‘Will’ Smith; Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks; (back l-r) Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks; James Avery as Philip Banks; Daphne Reid as Vivian Banks; Joseph Marcell as Geoffrey
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The show is much-loved by fans
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Janet Hubert was the original Vivian Banks
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James Avery – aka Uncle Phil – died in 2013
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She claimed that she was “demonised” following her departure, and in 2017, she criticised the cast after being snubbed from a previous reunion, according to Digital Spy.

This reunion will take a look back at the series, which starred Smith as a fictionalized version of himself moving from West Philadelphia to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in Bel Air in the NBC series which originally aired from 1990-1996.

The Fresh Prince reunion night of music, dancing and surprise guests is expected to air around Thanksgiving on HBO Max, but there’s no confirmed date yet.

A separate reboot called Bel-Air is also in the works for streaming service Peacock.

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