Netflix UK has acquired the first window UK broadcast rights to the upcoming seventh season of Freeform’s flagship drama series Pretty Little Liars from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, TVWise has learned.
The season seven premiere will be available to stream on Netflix UK from Wednesday June 22nd, less than 24 hours behind the U.S. broadcast on Freeform. New episode will then continue to be made available on the streaming service every Wednesday.
In the opening episode of the show’s seventh season the PLLs and company desperately race against the clock to save one of their own. The only way to do this is by handing over evidence of Charlotte’s real murderer to “Uber A.” In order to do so, the girls must decide what blatant lines they are willing to cross that they have never breached before; and once they cross that line, there is no turning back.
Pretty Little Liars is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive-produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein, Charlie Craig and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Shay Mitchell, Andrea Parker, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.
Netflix has been the exclusive UK broadcaster for Pretty Little Liars for quite some time now. The streaming giant stepped in and secured the UK rights to the show in a deal with Warner Bros in 2014, after the previous UK broadcaster, MTV UK, dropped the series.
Notably, it was one of the earlier examples of Netflix “riding to the rescue” and picking up the UK rights to a show that had been dropped by traditional broadcasters. The streaming giant’s UK service started down that path with Breaking Bad and has since picked up Once Upon A Time, after it was dropped by Channel 5.
Check out Netflix UK’s trailer for season seven below:
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 21, 2016