LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 24: Rasheed Newson (L) and T.J. Brady attend the NBCU FYC House "Bel-Air" carpet at NBCU FYC House on May 24, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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This is a Story All About How Bel-Air has
a New Showrunner for Season 2
“Bel-Air” the dramatic adaptation of the ‘90s comedy "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has changed showrunners, yet again, as TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson depart due to creative differences. The reins will be handed over to Carla Banks Waddles, who served as a writer and co-executive producer on Season 1.
Brady and Newson were not the first showrunners of this series, in fact, they took over during Season 1 after Diane Houston left the show. And Houston herself only took the helm after the original showrunner, Chris Collins, left before the first episode even made it to air. The fact that this is the third time the showrunner has been replaced, doesn't exactly bode well for the show’s future.
With the landscape of streaming television changing fast and projects getting canceled left and right, it stands to reason that the behind-the-scenes instability of "Bel-Air" might make them a target at some point down the line. If there's a project the studio thinks might be more profitable and less trouble, they will drop the axe, regardless of the positive response to the show’s first season.