One of the photos shows Smith sitting down to talk with Janet Hubert, the actress who originated the role of Aunt Viv, for the first time in 27 years in what HBO Max described as “an emotional reunion and a candid conversation.”
“The Presh Prince of Bel-Air” ran on NBC from 1990 to 1996, with Hubert playing the character until she was let go in 1993. She was replaced in the role by Daphne Maxwell Reid.
Things had reportedly been less than friendly between her and Smith, the star of the show who played a fictional version of himself as a teen who moves from Philadelphia to live with his affluent aunt and uncle in California.
Smith also shared a picture of him being joined by series regulars Reid, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell and Alfonso Ribeiro, as well as recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff.
The reunion special is being billed as “a funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and more special surprise guests, in honor of the series that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.”
Produced by Westbrook Media, the reunion will launch on HBO Max around Thanksgiving.
HBO Max is the exclusive subscription video on demand home of the full original series library in the US, debuting on the platform when it launched in May.