Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Wendy Williams is Crushing the Competition in the Ratings, as Queen Latifah's Show Struggles In Last Place Wendy Williams is Crushing the Competition in the Ratings, as Queen Latifah's Show Struggles In Last Place The Cast of 'A Different World' 20 Years Later - 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' The Cast of 'A Different World' 20 Years Later - 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller) Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller) The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) TIFF 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever TIFF 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

"Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" Cast Reunite For The Holidays Fueling More Talk About Potential Onscreen Reunion

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 22, 2011 at 6:48PM

This is one of those things that make you go hmmm...
3
Fresh Prince

This is one of those things that make you go hmmm...

In the last few months, there have been reports though no official confirmations of a Fresh Prince Of Bel Air reunion of some kind - whether a TV special, or even a movie. 

Last we wrote about this on June 14th, Tatyana Ali herself said in an interview that "I still keep in touch with Will and it would be great to work with him again... The whole cast including Will just talked about doing a reunion. I think everyone would be into it it just depends on everyone’s schedule. I was on the show for six years from beginning to end, so having a reunion would be so much fun.

A few weeks before that, there was this from an un-named source said to be close to Will Smith: “Will has fond memories of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and is grateful for the big break the show gave him. He’s fascinated with the idea of what the character would be doing now. He might be married with kids or he may be back in Philadelphia down on his luck... Will is interested in returning to the character and getting the old cast together either for a movie or another TV project.

Fast-forward to today, December 22nd, on Will Smith's 23.5 million fans strong Facebook page, he posted the above photo of himself with some of the TV show's cast, with the caption: "Got the Holiday season started right with a "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" reunion...there's nothin' like spending Holidays with fam!"

The photo was reportedly taken last week at a luncheon for Parson's Charity - a non-profit organization that "aims to share stories of African American achievement with children."

Of course, noticeably absent from the photo are Daphne Maxwell Reid and Janet Hubert, who both played momma Vivian Banks, as well as Joseph Marcell, the butler, Geoffrey

Sooooo... does all this mean anything? Is this a sign that they are one step close to announcing a Fresh Prince Of Bel Air TV reboot, or big screen adaptation, confirming all the chatter about it? Or is the reunion Tatyana referred to in her above quote exactly just what Will says in the caption below the photo? Essentially just getting together for some food, drink, conversation, reminiscing, all while doing some charity work at the same time? And so we shouldn't expect anything more than that...

But what about the source said to be close to Will who said Will's interested in revisiting the character, because he's seduced by the idea of where the character he played on the TV series might be today, some 15 years after the show ended? 

Questions... questions... questions... but no answers. 

I get the feeling Will knew that in posting this photo, he'd only create even more speculation and conversation about a potential onscreen reunion. 

*Shrug*

We'll see...

This article is related to: Television


Shadow & ActNewsletter