The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air finds a new home on Sky Comedy and NOW TV

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Will Smith’s acclaimed sitcom series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to Sky Comedy and NOW TV, it was announced today by Sky. With over 148 episodes across 6 seasons, the full series from Warner Bros. Television will be available on demand from 1  January 2021.

Before shooting into the showbiz stratosphere with four Grammy Awards and box-office hits Independence Day, Men in Black and I Am Legend, music and movie icon Will Smith first rose to stardom as a West Philadelphia kid who gets the uplift of a lifetime when he's sent to live with his rich relatives on the West Coast. Talk about your culture clashes...and your audience pleasers: Fresh Prince regularly showed a flawed and conflicted African-American household that, despite internal differences, pulled together and made life work - and laughter ring out.

The cast starring alongside Smith includes James Avery (Philip Banks), Janet Hubert/Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Tatyana M. Ali (Ashley Banks), Ross Bagley (Nicky Banks) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey).

The series was produced by The Stuffed Dog Company and Quincy Jones Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and NBC Productions. 

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