Will Smith was reunited with his co-stars of the sitcom, as they gathered to celebrate the anniversary by filming a reunion special.
Will posted a picture in the old Banks mansion alongside Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv No.2) and Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), as well as the recurring DJ Jazzy Jeff, to his Instagram.
He captioned: “Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax! RIP James. #FreshPrince30th.”
A second picture revealed Will burying the hatchet with the original Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert. They are pictured seated together on camera for the first time in 27 years. She played Aunt Viv in the first three seasons before leaving in 1993 amid a long-standing feud with Smith. Their on-set issues caused her early exit from the show, and she documented her broken relationship with Smith in her 2009 book Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom.