The iconic 90s comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is returning to the BBC alongside new acquisition Pretty Little Liars and its spin-off Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.
Fresh Prince, which launched Will Smith’s career thirty years ago, will be available to watch in its 148-episode, six series entirety on BBC iPlayer.
The classic sitcom follows Will Smith playing a fictionalised version of himself, who moves from West Philadelphia to Bel-Air to live with his wealthy Auntie (Janet Hupert/ Daphne Maxwell), Uncle Phil (James Avery) and cousins. The resultant culture clash leads to hilarious mishaps and social faux pas, as well as moments of moving sincerity.
BBC iPlayer will also show the cult classic Pretty Little Liars. Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the drama series follows four friends whose lives are upturned when their group leader Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) goes missing.
A year later, the group begin to receive messages from the mysterious ‘A’, who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets.
The spin-off series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists centres around a murder in the seemingly blissful college town of Beacon Heights. The idyllic veil begins to slip as the overachieving residents of Beacon Heights begin to spill secrets and spread lies.
Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC iPlayer said: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and its all-star cast will amuse and entertain a new generation through BBC iPlayer and there is an opportunity to re-indulge for those who enjoyed the series on BBC screens the first time around.
"Together with new series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and all previous series of Pretty Little Liars, we will have more choice than ever before to kick-off 2021. Whatever your age and whatever your mood, there is a series waiting for you on BBC iPlayer."
Both The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars will be available to watch on iPlayer on New Year’s Day with Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists arriving at a later date.