This Thanksgiving may not include a lot of typical family get togethers. But one of America’s most beloved TV families is gathering in their iconic living room for an official family reunion.
A photo of Will Smith and Janet Hubert made social media rounds back in September. It was obviously a shocking moment for all
The trailer seems at first like it might leave Hubert’s appearance out. We see the remainder of the cast—including Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonzo Ribeiro, and DJ Jazzy Jeff—laughing, crying, and reflecting on decades of friendship.
There are tidbits of fun information, like Reid admitting she didn’t originally audition for the show because it was going to feature “some rapper.” The group also reflects on the life and legacy of James Avery, a.k.a. Uncle Phil, who died back in 2013.
But Smith threw an nice curveball at the end by saying it couldn’t be a real reunion without Hubert. She appears to step onto a soundstage as Parsons gasps in pure shock. We also see Ali turn and look over her shoulder.
It’s not clear if Hubert is actually going to join them in the living room for a chat, but it’s quite possible. It would be the ultimate moment to see the original Aunt Viv grab her TV children for a hug. (She
This all seems to point at the Banks family truly coming back together again. It’s time to take things back to Bel-Air once again.