It’s officially official – April marks the beginning of “PLL Endgame.”
Freeform’s hit drama Pretty Little Liars will end with season seven. The network announced the news today via a Facebook live interview with creator and showrunner I. Marlene King and cast members Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse.
Following the midseason finale on Aug. 30, there will only be 10 episodes remaining. The series finale will be a two-hour event, directed by I. Marlene King herself.
The final season will continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions, bringing back even more past characters including Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), Pastor Ted Wilson (Edward Kerr) and Sydney Driscoll (Chloe Bridges). A #PLLWedding for one of the Liars is also in store for the latter half of the season.
Along with homecomings, the cast promises answers are coming.
“Now we finally have to answer all your questions” Lucy Hale, who plays Aria Montgomery, joked. King agreed, saying, “I can’t think of one question we don’t answer.”
Karey Burke, executive vice president of Programming and Development for Freeform says there were multiple factors leading to PLL’s success.
“Through brilliant storytelling, compelling characters and social media phenomena, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ paved the way for television shows, writers and cast to interact and engage with audiences on a national and global scale like never before, which led the series to unparalleled success,” said Burke.
While “Pretty Little Liars” will be concluding, executive producer I. Marlene King will launch her highly anticipated new series “Famous In Love.” The one-hour soapy drama that puts the spotlight on the dark side of fame will premiere following the “Pretty Little Liars” final season premiere in April.
— Famous In Love (@FamousInLoveTV) August 29, 2016
“It’s been an honor to work with such a talented cast and crew over the last seven years. We are a family, and it will be hard to say goodbye to a show that has made such an impact on young audiences and been a mouthpiece for cultural change. I’m excited for fans to finally have all of their questions answered, and I believe they will be satisfied with the wild ride that is our last ten episodes,” remarked I. Marlene King. “I am also thrilled to embark on my next endeavor ‘Famous In Love’ with Bella Thorne and for PLL fans to get wrapped up in Paige’s rise to stardom and the pitfalls of Hollywood.”
The Pretty Little Liars midseason finale airs Tuesday, August 30 at 8 p.m. EST.