Peacock’s Bel-Air is almost matching the variety of seasons with its showrunners.
The NBCUniversal-backed streamer has handed out a third-season renewal for its reimagining of Will Smith’s beloved The Recent Prince of Bel-Air. The dramatic tackle the previous comedy collection that’s impressed by Morgan Cooper’s viral brief was initially picked up at Peacock with a two-season order following a aggressive bidding course of with different streamers vying for the collection.
The season three renewal marks its first vote of confidence past that preliminary order and follows a wave of showrunner adjustments because the drama struggled to seek out its inventive voice. Carla Banks Waddles was recruited as showrunner at the beginning of season two. The Good Ladies and The Soul Man alum was promoted from co-exec producer to showrunner and changed T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson (Military Wives, Misinform Me) on the helm of Bel-Air. Brady and Newson left following inventive variations with Peacock and producers Common Tv. The collection was picked up with Chris Collins (The Wire, Sons of Anarchy) set to function showrunner. Brady and Newson took over season one after Collins — and his substitute, Diane Houston (Empire) — mutually parted methods with Bel-Air producers together with Smith, Quincy Jones and Benny Medina.
Sources on the time informed THR that Peacock was in search of a broad-skewing network-style present, whereas Collins wished to ship an edgy, premium collection. Collins exited in December 2020 and was changed by Houston who each joined and departed in 2021 following some rewrites of season one. Brady and Newson have been introduced in final yr below Houston and Malcolm Spellman (Falcon and Winter Soldier) and steered season one as their first showrunning job. Peacock, which doesn’t launch conventional viewership knowledge, says Bel-Air launched as its most-watched authentic premiere and ranks as its most-watched sophomore collection for the reason that service debuted.
The collection starring Jabari Banks in Smith’s iconic position hails from Common Tv. Along with Waddles, exec producers additionally embrace Cooper, Anthony Sparks, Spellman, Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Benny Medina, Quincy Jones, Andy & Susan Borowitz, Brady and Newson. Unique star Tatyana Ali recurs.
Bel-Air is a part of a Peacock roster of originals that additionally consists of Poker Face, Pitch Good: Bumper in Berlin, Wolf Like Me, Killing It, Dr. Demise and We Are Woman Components, amongst others.