The Peacock streaming service today brought online the Bel-Air Super Bowl spot and announced that it has given a straight-to-series order to Apples Never Fall.
In the Bel-Air Super Bowl spot, which you can watch using the player below, Will Smith introduces a new generation to the series by leading fans from all over the world singing the iconic theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Premiering on Super Bowl Sunday and set in modern-day America, Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.
As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.
Executive produced by Will Smith, and inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining ’90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration, while exploring Will’s complex journey through a current lens.
The new series features an ensemble cast that introduces Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes Cooper, who serves as director, co-writer, and executive producer, and co-showrunners and executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson.
Peacock also announced the straight-to-series order of Apples Never Fall, a limited series based on Liane Moriarty’s (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel (check price at Amazon), which has sold over a million copies worldwide.
The series centers on the Delaneys, who from the outside appear to be an enviably contented family. Former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are parents to four adult children.
After fifty years of marriage, they have finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives.
But after Joy disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh eyes.
The series will be produced by Universal International Studios’ Heyday Television. Melanie Marnich serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer.
Esteemed producer David Heyman will executive produce, alongside Liane Moriarty, Albert Page and Jillian Share.
“Apples Never Fall is the latest blockbuster novel from Liane Moriarty and from the moment we heard the pitch, we knew this was going to be a powerfully juicy and gripping family mystery,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
“David Heyman, Melanie Marnich and Universal International Studios are the perfect partners to dive deep into the Delaney family’s darkest secrets and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this binge-worthy series to life for our Peacock audiences.”
“Our mission at Universal International Studios is to do original, daring and complex series. With Liane Moriarty’s bestselling Apples Never Fall, coupled with David Heyman’s vision and Melanie’s storytelling, we’ve found just that,” commended Beatrice Springborn, Interim President, Universal International Studios.
“We can’t wait for the Peacock audience to delve into the fascinating world of the Delaney family.”