The cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are set to reunite for a special 30th anniversary TV event latter this year to be filmed on Sept. 10.
In celebration of the sitcom’s 30-year anniversary, Westbrook Media announced on Monday that the show’s stars will reunite for an unscripted special and look back at the series and the cultural impact it has had since its debut in 1990.
HBO Max describes the special as “a funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and special surprise guests, in honor of the series that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.”
The reunion is currently scheduled to be filmed on Sept. 10, the actual 30th reunion, and directed by Marcus Raboy. It will be released on HBO Max around Thanksgiving.
Will Smith, who was the main character in the American sitcom, will be joined by series regulars Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks), and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) after they signed up to tape the special.
Sadly, James Avery, who played patriarch Phillip “Uncle Phil” Banks, died in 2013 after complications from open heart surgery, and Janet Hubert, who left the show after three seasons. Avery played Uncle Phil and Hubert played Aunt Viv. She was eventually replaced by Reid, who will be joining the reunion. Hubert, whose exit was due to “creative differences,” has long said she would never reunite with the cast.
All six seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are currently available on HBO Max.