Karrueche Tran and Duane Martin are among the latest additions to the cast of Peacock’s “Bel-Air” reboot.
Set in modern -day America, “Bel-Air” is a serialized one-hour dramatic analogue of the 90’s sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” that leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.
Karrueche Tran will play the role of Ivy, a top-tier social media influencer who offers to help Hilary with her influencer business.
Duane Martin will portray 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.
In a post on his Instagram page, Duane wrote:
I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by super talented people. GOD PLEASE LET IT RUB OFF ON ME????
In addition to Karrueche and Duane, Joe Holt, April Parker Jones, SteVonté Hart, Scottie Thompson, and Charlie Hall have joined the cast.
Holt is Fred Wilkes, the Police Chief, and Lisa’s father. Wilkes and the Banks’ family have run in the same circles for years.
Parker Jones 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.
Hart will portray 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.
Thompson is 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.
Hall 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.
“Bel-Air,” which has already received a two-season order, will premiere on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, with the first three episodes.
New episodes will be released weekly on Peacock.