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Now This Is a Story All About The Fresh Prince Reunion Trailer

You’re movin' with your auntie and uncle on HBO Max

Full disclosure: 90s Bri had a serious Will Smith phase, like, to the point of defending Wild Wild West.

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Y’all, just … leave me alone, okay?

Needless to say, she regularly watched Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, its reruns, and maaaaay have poked current day Bri to rewatch it when it hit HBO Max. So yeah, this new trailer? All signs point to AHHHHH!!!

Seeing the cast in that living room (which still can’t afford no ceiling) brought me back to simpler times, back to my days of having an all-pink bedroom, Super Nintendo, and scraped knees from falling off my bike. 

Oh, and my Will Smith crush, it brought me back there, too.


The Fresh Prince reunion brings the cast together after 30 years, and I’m in awe of their chemistry after so long. I also can’t believe that it’s been 3 decades! I know Tatyana Ali is only a couple years older than me, but who gave Ashley Banks permission to grow up? She’s supposed to be fainting over Tevin Campbell at her birthday party

We see the cast sharing laughs as Will admits that he told them he couldn’t act (and Alfonso confirms that no, he couldn’t, LOL). There’s a heartfelt moment where they talk about the late, forever great James Avery (Uncle Phil), and I’m already getting my Kleenex ready for when they inevitably pay tribute to him. It also looks like we’ll get a lot of behind the scenes information, like how DJ Jazzy Jeff had NO plans of acting, like, ever, and even turned the part down ten times.

Of course, what Black family reunion wouldn’t be complete without the auntie … or two. The trailer ends (purposely, I’m sure) with the OG Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert, making her way onto the scene. While news of this shocking invite was shared back in September, seeing it in the trailer is still cause for this very appropriate gif react: 


Only in 2020 could hell freeze over like this. 

The reunion is set to air November 19th on HBO Max. I’m ready to watch and livetweet, are you?

(image: HBO Max)

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Briana Lawrence
Briana (she/her - bisexual) is trying her best to cosplay as a responsible adult. Her writing tends to focus on the importance of representation, whether it’s through her multiple book series or the pieces she writes. After de-transforming from her magical girl state, she indulges in an ever-growing pile of manga, marathons too much anime, and dedicates an embarrassing amount of time to her Animal Crossing pumpkin patch (it's Halloween forever, deal with it Nook)

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