Adrian Holmes: 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' reboot star hits and kills man lying on freeway
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reboot star Adrian Holmes was reportedly involved in a fatal car crash involving a man laying on the freeway in Los Angeles on Monday evening, October 18.
As per reports, the actor playing Uncle Phil in the reboot was traveling southbound Monday on the 110 freeway just north of Sunset Boulevard, when, at around 7:35 pm, he struck an unidentified man who was lying down in his lane.
Sources told TMZ that the 'Bel-Air' star was unable to avoid hitting the man. In fact, the person driving right behind him who also made contact with the individual was unable to avoid the collision. The unnamed man’s body was reportedly pushed into the adjacent lane, where he was hit by a third car.
The man reportedly suffered fatal injuries, and cops are investigating what may have led to him being out there in the first place. Police sources told TMZ that drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor for all the drivers involved. They could not say if that too was the case for the victim.
Last month, Peacock announced the cast for the reboot of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. The series, known as ‘Bel-Air’, stars Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks, Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hilary Banks, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks, Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey, Jordan L. Jones as Jazz, and Simone Joy Jones as Lisa. Newcomer Jabari Banks in the lead role of Will, who was played by Will Smith in the original 90s sitcom.
Banks currently lives in West Philadelphia, also the birthplace of his character. He graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2020. He is also a songwriter, singer, rapper, and basketball player. Banks said the show had a huge impact on his life, adding that he once got his friends to join him in dressing up as characters from the TV show while he was at high school.
‘Bel-Air’ is based on the viral video of the same name by Morgan Cooper, which reimagined the beloved Will Smith-led sitcom as a drama series. Peacock gave the show a two-season order. Set in modern-day America, the series is described as a serialized "one-hour dramatic analog of the sitcom version that leans into the original premise" -- Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.
Cooper is set to serve as co-writer, director, and executive producer. TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Smith also executive produces along with Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and original series creators Andy and Susan Borowitz. Miguel Melendez and Westbrook Studios’ Terence Carter will also executive produce. Westbrook Studios and Universal Television will produce. UTV was the studio behind the original show as well.
The original NBC show ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996. It followed Will, who was sent by his mother to go and live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their mansion in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. The show’s central shtick was Will’s working-class roots coming at odds with his more affluent relatives - Uncle Phil, Aunt Vivian, and their children Hilary, Carlton, and Ashley.