Bel-Air is about to get a blast from The Contemporary Prince‘s previous.
TVLine has discovered that Daphne Maxwell Reid and Vernee Watson-Johnson — who respectively co-starred as Aunt Viv and Viola “Vy” Smith in the course of the authentic Contemporary Prince‘s run — will guest-star on Peacock’s dramatic reimagining of the sequence.
Each actresses will seem in Episode 9 — the penultimate Season 1 installment — which lands on Peacock Thursday, March 24. They’ll play members of the Artwork Council Board of Trustees; Reid will play Helen, and Watson-Johnson will play Janice.
Watson-Johnson appeared in 15 complete episodes of The Contemporary Prince as Will’s mom. Extra not too long ago, her TV work has included Two and a Half Males, The Massive Bang Idea and present gigs on Basic Hospital and Bob Hearts Abishola. Reid, in the meantime, famously changed Janet Hubert as Contemporary Prince‘s Aunt Viv after Hubert crammed the function for the present’s first three seasons. In November 2020, throughout a forged reunion staged by HBO Max, Hubert and Will Smith introduced their 27-year feud to an emotional finish, with Hubert candidly explaining why her departure from Contemporary Prince was so painful.
Peacock’s Bel-Air nonetheless has 4 episodes left in its freshman run, with the finale set for March 31. The reboot — which counts Smith amongst its govt producers — beforehand obtained a two-season order on the streamer again in September 2020.
Try two extra photographs from Reid and Watson-Johnson’s visitor stint beneath, then drop a remark along with your reactions to their casting.