BEL-AIR has discovered its new boy! 

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, Peacock introduced that West Philadelphia “born and raised” star Jabari Banks will take over Will Smith‘s iconic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air function within the prequel sequence.

The reimagined reboot takes the present’s famed theme tune fairly actually: “now this can be a story all about how, my life bought flipped-turned the other way up, and I might wish to take a minute, simply sit proper there, I am going to let you know how I grew to become the prince of a city referred to as Bel-Air…” 

Smith personally stunned Banks through video chat with the information of his casting. “From the deepest elements of my coronary heart, I wish to say congratulations to you,” Smith advised Banks in a touching clip. “You might have the function of Will on BEL-AIR.” 

Banks stated in shock, “I am so prepared. I am able to chew down.” 

See his cute response within the video beneath and learn how Banks’ father helped him audition!