Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) logo.svg
Genre
Based on Pretty Little Liars
by Sara Shepard
Developed by I. Marlene King
Starring
Opening theme"Secret" by The Pierces
Composer(s) Michael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes160 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Lisa Cochran-Neilan
  • Maya Goldsmith
  • Carol Dunn Trussell
  • Bryan M. Holdman
  • Hynndie Wali
Production location(s) Los Angeles, California
Vancouver, British Columbia (pilot)
Cinematography Dana Gonzales
Larry Reibman
Buzz Feitshans IV
Geoffrey Haley
Camera setup Red Two; single-camera
Running time41–45 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network ABC Family / Freeform
Original releaseJune 8, 2010 (2010-06-08) 
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)
Chronology
Related shows Pretty Dirty Secrets
Ravenswood
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
External links
Website

Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard. The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named "A" who threatens to expose their deepest secrets. The series features an ensemble cast, headed by Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings, Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery, Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin, Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields, Sasha Pieterse as Alison DiLaurentis, and Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal.

Contents

The series premiered on June 8, 2010 on ABC Family and ended on June 27, 2017. After an initial order of 10 episodes, ABC Family ordered an additional 12 episodes on June 28, 2010. The ratings success of the first 10 episodes prompted the book series to be extended beyond the initial eight novels. [1] Since its debut, the series has received mixed reviews from television critics, but remained a relative success for ABC Family, garnering a large fandom.

It is the first series in the Pretty Little Liars franchise, with the show having two spin-offs: Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (the latter also being a sequel). [2] [3] Both were cancelled after one season. On June 10, 2014, Pretty Little Liars was renewed for its sixth and seventh seasons. On August 29, 2016, Freeform confirmed that the series would be ending after its seventh season in 2017. [4] The series finale was viewed by an estimated 1.41 million viewers. It had the second-highest rating of any cable TV series that aired that night. [5] The episode was followed by "A-List Wrap Party", a live special featuring the cast and executive producer King discussing the series ending.

Premise

Set in the suburban town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the series follows the lives of five high school girls: Spencer Hastings, Alison DiLaurentis, Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin and Emily Fields, whose clique falls apart after the leader of the group, Alison, goes missing. One year later, the remaining estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious villain named "A" and later from "A.D.", who threatens and tortures them for the mistakes and lies they have made and told before and after Alison's death. At first, they think it is Alison herself, but after her body is found, the girls realize that it is somebody else who wants revenge.

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedViewers
(in millions)
Adults
(18-49)
First airedLast aired
1 2210June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)2.871.0
12January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03)March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)
2 2512June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)August 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)2.681.0
1October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
12January 2, 2012 (2012-01-02)March 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)
3 2412June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)August 28, 2012 (2012-08-28)2.59 [6] 1.1 [6]
1October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)
11January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
4 2412June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)2.53 [7] 1.1 [7]
1October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
11January 8, 2014 (2014-01-08)March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
5 2512June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)2.01 [8] 0.9 [8]
1December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
12January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)
6 2010June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)1.72 [9] 0.8 [9]
10January 12, 2016 (2016-01-12)March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
7 2010June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)1.11 [10] 0.6 [10]
10April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)

Cast and characters

The core cast of Pretty Little Liars at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Pretty Little Liars". From left: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. Cast of Pretty Little Liars at Paley Fest2014.jpg
The core cast of Pretty Little Liars at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Pretty Little Liars". From left: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse.

Production

Development

The intertitle in the opening credits used since the show's inception. PrettyLittleLiarsIntertitle.png
The intertitle in the opening credits used since the show's inception.

Originally developed as a television series by book packaging company Alloy Entertainment, the idea was described as " Desperate Housewives for teens." [11] Alloy met with author Shepard and gave her the property to develop into a book series. [11] With Alloy and Warner Horizon Television interested in producing Pretty Little Liars as a television series for years, it was first planned for The WB in 2005 with a different writer until the network shut down in early 2006 and reestablished as The CW later that year. [12] The first novel was published by HarperTeen in October 2006. [13] In June 2008, Alloy noted that it was developing a Pretty Little Liars television pilot for ABC Family, [11] with the novels adapted for television. [12] After the pilot was shot in Vancouver in December 2009, filming for the rest of the series moved to Los Angeles. [14] [15] The series was primarily filmed at the Warner Bros. studio and backlot in the city of Burbank, near Los Angeles. [16] In June 2012, the series was selected by lottery for a California film and TV tax credit. [17]

Casting

ABC Family began casting for a Pretty Little Liars television pilot in October 2009. [12] Lucy Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in the project, followed by Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings and Ian Harding as Ezra Fitz in November 2009. [18] In December 2009, The Futon Critic confirmed the casting of Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin and Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields, as well as the addition of Laura Leighton as Ashley Marin, Nia Peeples as Pam Fields, Roark Critchlow as Tom Marin, and Bianca Lawson as Maya. [19] [20] Mitchell had initially auditioned for the role of Spencer and then tried for Emily. [21] The Hollywood Reporter also noted that Torrey DeVitto and Sasha Pieterse landed recurring roles in the pilot. [20] The Alloy website later confirmed that Pieterse would be playing Alison DiLaurentis and DeVitto would be Melissa Hastings, also mentioning the casting of Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal. [22] On January 27, 2010, ABC Family picked up the series for 10 episodes, set to premiere in June 2010. [23] In April 2010, the role of Aria's father Byron was recast with Chad Lowe, [24] and Holly Marie Combs was cast as Aria's mother Ella. Jenna Marshall is played by Tammin Sursok. [25]

On January 13, 2011, Tilky Jones was cast as Logan Reed. [26] On April 8, 2011, Annabeth Gish was cast for the role of Anne Sullivan, a therapist who tries to find out the main characters' secrets. [27] On May 23, 2011, Andrea Parker signed up to appear as Jessica DiLaurentis, Alison's mother. [28] On June 29, 2011, it was announced that Natalie Hall would be replacing Natalie Floyd as Hanna's soon-to-be stepsister, Kate. [29] On January 30, 2012, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tyler Blackburn had been promoted to series regular for the third season. [30] In March 2012, Janel Parrish was also promoted from recurring to series regular for the third season. [31] On March 16, 2016, TVLine reported that, Andrea Parker was added as a series regular for the seventh season. [32]

Music

The music was composed by Michael Suby, who known for his work in Kyle XY and The Vampire Diaries . The series' theme song "Secret" by The Pierces, which was suggested by one of the show's stars, Ashley Benson. [33] A soundtrack album titled Pretty Little Liars: Television Soundtrack, was released by WaterTower Music on February 15, 2011. The soundtrack featured songs by artists The Fray, Ben's Brother, MoZella, Katie Herzig and Colbie Caillat. [34] ZZ Ward performed with the songs "Til the Casket Drops" and "Last Love Song" from her debut album Til the Casket Drops (2012), to promote the series' third and fifth seasons, respectively. [35] [36]

Release

Season DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 June 7, 2011 [37] September 24, 2012 [38] November 2, 2011 [39]
2 June 5, 2012 [40] November 11, 2013 [41] October 3, 2012 [42]
3 June 4, 2013 [43] April 21, 2014 [44] June 19, 2013 [45]
4 June 3, 2014 [46] September 29, 2014 [47] July 9, 2014 [48]
5 June 2, 2015 [49] July 15, 2015 [50] July 8, 2015 [51]
6 April 19, 2016 [52] April 18, 2016 [53] April 20, 2016 [54]
7 July 25, 2017 [55] TBAJuly 26, 2017 [56]
All seasonsJuly 25, 2017 [55] July 24, 2017 [57] July 26, 2017 [58]

Broadcast

Pretty Little Liars premiered on June 8, 2010 in the United States, becoming ABC Family's highest-rated series debut on record across the network's target demographics. [59] It ranked number one in key 12–34 demos and teens, becoming the number-one scripted show in Women 18–34, and Women 18–49. The premiere was number two in the hour for total viewers, which generated 2.47 million unique viewers, and was ABC Family's best delivery in the time slot since the premiere of The Secret Life of the American Teenager .[ citation needed ]

The second episode retained 100% of its premiere audience with 2.48 million viewers, despite the usual downward trend following a premiere of a show, and built on its premiere audience. It was the dominant number one of its time slot in Adults 18–49, and the number one show in female teens. [60] Subsequent episodes fluctuated between 2.09 and 2.74 million viewers. [61] [62] The August 10, 2010 "Summer Finale" episode drew an impressive 3.07 million viewers.

On June 28, 2010, ABC Family ordered 12 more episodes of the show, bringing its total first-season order to 22. [63] On January 10, 2011, ABC Family picked the show up for a second season that premiered on June 14, 2011. During the summer of 2011, Pretty Little Liars was basic cable's top scripted series in women aged 18–34 and viewers 12–34. [64] [65] The second half of season 2 aired on Mondays at 8/7c, beginning on January 2, 2012. [66]

On November 29, 2011, ABC Family renewed the show for a third season, which consisted of 24 episodes. [67] [68] On October 4, 2012, ABC Family announced that the show was renewed for a fourth season, again comprising 24 episodes. [69] The second half of the third season began airing on January 8, 2013 and finished March 19, 2013. Pretty Little Liars returned for Season 4 on June 11, 2013. On March 26, 2013, it was again announced that Pretty Little Liars had been renewed for a fifth season scheduled for a 2014 air date and a new spin off show entitled Ravenswood would begin airing after the season four annual Halloween special in October 2013. [70] The second half of season four premiered on January 7, 2014. [71] It was announced on June 10, 2014 that Pretty Little Liars was renewed for two seasons, making the show ABC Family's longest running original hit series. [72] On August 29, 2016, I. Marlene King announced that Pretty Little Liars would be ending after the seventh season had aired. The second half of the seventh season will begin airing later than previous season, in April instead of January. [73]

Marketing

Pretty Little Liars was called one of the most spectacular new shows of summer 2010 thanks to heavy promotion by ABC Family, including "spicy promos and hot posters". [74] ABC Family encouraged fans to host a "Pretty Little Premiere Party" for the show by sending the first respondents a fan kit, [75] and selected applicants to become part of an interactive "Secret Keeper Game" played with iPhones provided by the network. [76] The show's official Facebook and Twitter accounts also promoted special fan features, including a "Pretty Little Lie Detector". [77] Los Angeles department store Kitson showcased the show in their shop window. [78]

A tie-in edition featuring the Season 1 poster and logo of the 2006 first novel in the Pretty Little Liars series was released on the date of the show's premiere, [79] as was the final book of the original book series, "Wanted". [80] "Wanted" later decidedly became the eighth book of the series, as Shepard later confirmed she would extend the series. A TV tie-in of the second book "Flawless" featuring an altered Season 3 poster was released on December 28, 2012. Another book titled The Amateurs (2016), was written by Shepard is appeared in a local book store scene from the seventh season episode "The Talented Mr. Rollins", was aired on July 5, 2016. [81]

Reception

Critical response

SeasonCritical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
169% (13 reviews) [82] 54 (14 reviews) [83]
280% (5 reviews) [84] N/A
3N/AN/A
4100% (8 reviews) [85] N/A
580% (5 reviews) [86] N/A
680% (5 reviews) [87] N/A
778% (9 reviews) [88] N/A

Pretty Little Liars opened with mixed reviews. Metacritic gave the pilot episode 54 out of 100, based upon 14 critical reviews. [89] The New York Daily News gave the show a positive review, commenting that it "makes most popular vampire romances look anemic", while concluding, "Pretty Little Liars could go in several directions, including mundane teen clichés. It's got an equally good shot at making us care about these imperfect pretty girls." [90] A writer on Terror Hook has stated that " 'Pretty Little Liars' gets off to a very promising start. Great production all around, the writing keeps the viewer on their toes, and the acting just reinforces it. The overall mystery of the show in the end is dark and unpredictable, even stepping into the slasher film realm." [91] The New York Post gave the show three out of five stars, stating, "OK, so we've established that there is no socially redeeming value in this series and that your kids shouldn't watch it if they are too young and impressionable. But if you can distract them enough to miss the first 15 minutes, the show isn't half-bad. Actually, it is half-good, if that makes sense." [92] The Los Angeles Times wrote that the series is "one of those shows that manages to mildly, and perhaps unintentionally, spoof its genre while fully participating in it, and that's not a bad thing at all." [93]

Entertainment Weekly had a less favorable review, giving the show a letter grade of "D−", saying, "Imagine the pitch for Liars: It's I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Gossip Girl , but like not so subtle." It went on to say that the plot "hits every racy teen entertainment mark so hard (everyone's hair is so full—of secrets!) that it feels like the only thing missing is a visit from the ghosts of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr." [94] The Hollywood Reporter compared the show to those on The CW and noted, "Sure, there's a lot here that sustains more eye-rolling than interested stares, but a little patience might be warranted." [95]

Ratings

Since the series premiere, Pretty Little Liars has remained popular. In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that the show's "popularity is tilted toward women more than any other show in the data — over 94 percent of 'likes' come from women". [96]

The series earned its highest rated episode with 4.20 million total viewers, ranking among ABC Family's top 5 telecasts in adult viewers 18–34, total viewers and women viewers. [97] The highest rated episodes include season one's finale, with 3.64 million, and season two's premiere and finale episodes, each yielding nearly 3.7 million viewers. [98] [99] [100] The show stands as the most watched series on ABC Family, maintaining a steady viewership of over 2.5 million and currently standing as the only show to yield an average of over 2 million viewers.

Viewership and ratings per season of Pretty Little Liars
SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesFirst airedLast airedAvg. viewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
1 Tuesday 8:00 pm (first set)
Monday 8:00pm (second set)
22June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)2.47 [101] March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)3.64 [98] 2.87[ citation needed ]
2 25June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)3.68 [99] March 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)3.69 [100] 2.68[ citation needed ]
3 Tuesday 8:00pm24June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)2.93 [102] March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)2.87 [103] 2.59 [104]
4 24June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)2.97 [105] March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)3.12 [106] 2.53 [107]
5 25June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)2.72 [108] March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)2.65 [109] 2.01 [110]
6 20June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)2.38 [111] March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)1.19 [112] 1.72 [113]
7 20June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)1.43 [114] June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)1.41 [115] 1.11 [10]
Pretty Little Liars: U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
Pretty Little Liars
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research. [116] [ citation needed ]

Accolades

YearAwardCategoryRecipient(s)ResultRef.
2010
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV ShowPretty Little LiarsWon [117]
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Ian Harding Won
Choice Summer TV Star: Female Lucy Hale Won
2011
NewNowNext Awards TV You Betta WatchPretty Little LiarsWon [118]
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV ObsessionNominated [119]
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama SeriesNominated [120]
Young Hollywood Awards Cast To Watch Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell Won [121]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV ShowPretty Little LiarsWon [122]
Choice Summer TV Star: FemaleLucy HaleWon
Troian BellisarioNominated
Choice Summer TV Star: MaleIan HardingWon
Keegan Allen Nominated
Banff Television Festival Best Continuing Series I. Marlene King, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lisa Cochran-NeilanWon[ citation needed ]
Capricho AwardsBest TV SeriesPretty Little LiarsNominated [123]
Best International ActressLucy HaleNominated
Best International ActorIan HardingNominated
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV DramaPretty Little LiarsWon [124]
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama SeriesNominated [125]
TV Guide Awards Favorite Guilty PleasureNominated [126]
Capricho AwardsBest TV SeriesNominated [127]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: DramaWon [128]
Choice TV ActorIan HardingWon
Choice TV ActressLucy HaleWon
Choice TV Villain Janel Parrish Won
Choice Summer TV Star: FemaleTroian BellisarioWon
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV DramaPretty Little LiarsNominated [129]
Favorite TV Fan FollowingLittle LiarsNominated
Gracie Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising StarLucy HaleWon [130]
TV Guide Awards Favorite EnsemblePretty Little LiarsNominated [131]
Favorite VillainJanel Parrish and Keegan AllenNominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: DramaPretty Little LiarsWon [132]
Choice Summer TV ShowPretty Little LiarsWon
Choice TV Actor: DramaIan HardingWon
Choice TV Actress: DramaTroian BellisarioWon
Choice TV VillainJanel ParrishWon
Choice Summer TV Star: FemaleLucy HaleWon
Choice Summer TV Star: MaleKeegan AllenWon
Capricho AwardsBest TV SeriesPretty Little LiarsNominated [133]
Best International ActressAshley BensonNominated
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV DramaPretty Little LiarsNominated [134] [135]
Favorite Cable TV ActressLucy HaleWon
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama SeriesPretty Little LiarsNominated [136]
40th Saturn Awards Best Youth-Oriented Television SeriesNominated [137]
Young Hollywood Awards Bingeworthy TV seriesNominated[ citation needed ]
Best Cast Chemistry — TVNominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: DramaWon [138]
Choice TV Actor: DramaIan HardingWon
Keegan AllenNominated
Choice TV Actress: DramaLucy HaleWon
Troian BellisarioNominated
Choice TV VillainJanel ParrishNominated
Choice Summer TV Star: FemaleAshley BensonWon
Shay MitchellNominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Tyler Blackburn Won
Choice TV Breakout Star: Female Sasha Pieterse Won
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV ActressAshley BensonNominated [139]
Lucy HaleNominated
Favorite Cable TV DramaPretty Little LiarsWon
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama SeriesNominated[ citation needed ]
41st Saturn Awards Best Youth-Oriented Television SeriesNominated [140]
MTV Fandom Awards Feels Freak Out Of The YearWon[ citation needed ]
Ship Of The YearShay Mitchell and Sasha PieterseNominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: DramaPretty Little LiarsWon [132]
Choice TV Actor: DramaKeegan AllenNominated
Ian HardingWon
Choice TV Actress: DramaLucy HaleWon
Shay MitchellNominated
Choice Summer TV Star: MaleTyler BlackburnWon
Choice Summer TV Star: FemaleTroian BellisarioNominated
Ashley BensonWon
Choice TV Scene StealerSasha PieterseNominated
Choice TV Villain Vanessa Ray Won
2016
People's Choice Awards
Favorite Cable TV DramaPretty Little LiarsWon [141]
Favorite Cable TV ActressAshley BensonNominated
Lucy HaleNominated
Shay MitchellNominated
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV Show: DramaPretty Little LiarsWon[ citation needed ]
Choice TV Actor: DramaKeegan AllenNominated
Tyler BlackburnNominated
Ian HardingWon
Choice TV Actress: DramaTroian BellisarioNominated
Ashley BensonWon
Choice TV VillainJanel ParrishWon
Choice TV Scene StealerSasha PieterseWon
Choice TV ChemistryAshley Benson and Tyler BlackburnWon
Choice Summer TV ActressLucy HaleNominated
Shay MitchellNominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV ActressAshley BensonNominated [142]
Lucy HaleNominated
Favorite Cable TV DramaPretty Little LiarsNominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Show Of The YearNominated[ citation needed ]
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV Show: DramaNominated[ citation needed ]
Choice TV Actress: DramaTroian BellisarioNominated
Ashley BensonNominated
Lucy HaleWon
Shay MitchellNominated
Sasha PieterseNominated
Choice TV Actor: DramaIan HardingNominated
Choice TV VillainJanel ParrishWon
Choice TV ShipShay Mitchell and Sasha PieterseNominated
2019 BreakTudo Awards Best TV ShowPretty Little LiarsWon[ citation needed ]

In other media

Spin-offs

Ravenswood (2013–2014)

Ravenswood is a supernatural teen drama mystery-thriller series and taking place during the original series' fourth season. Set in the fictional town of Ravenswood, Pennsylvania, the series follows five strangers whose lives become intertwined by a deadly curse that has plagued their town for generations. They have to dig into the town's dark past to solve the mysterious curse. It stars Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn, Steven Cabral, Brett Dier, Britne Oldford and Merritt Patterson.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is a crime thriller mystery drama series, based on the novel The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard, which serves as a sequel to the original series. In a town of Beacon Heights, Washington, where everything seems perfect, from their top-tier college to their overachieving residents and the stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town's first murder. Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish returned for their roles as Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal. The series also stars Sofia Carson, Sydney Park, Eli Brown, Hayley Erin, Graeme Thomas King and Kelly Rutherford. [143]

Web series

Pretty Dirty Secrets (2012)

Pretty Dirty Secrets is a web series, which taking place between the events of the third-season episodes "The Lady Killer" and "This Is a Dark Ride". Set in the Rosewood Halloween Spooktacular Store, as the visitors of Rosewood prepared for Halloween. [144]

Reunion

On May 15, 2020, through a Looped app, TV Guide author Damian Holbrook aired a virtual cast reunion for the series' 10th anniversary and a charity fundraising effort during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Pretty Little Liars reunion supporting Feeding America. All of the original cast participated, with the event dedicated to those who affected with the pandemic. In addition to the cast, Ian Harding and Tyler Blackburn and the series' creator I. Marlene King is also present. [145] A second virtual reunion premiered on May 29, 2020, as a part of Wizard World Virtual Experiences, hosted by Mike Gregorek. This edition which includes with more cast members from the series including the appearances by Pieterse and Parrish. As they discuss about behind the scenes and moments of the series. [146]

Future

In May 2020, Lucy Hale talked about a possible feature film with the cast of the original series. She also explained about another spin-off series which will feature new characters, and Hale will serve as a producer. [147] [148]

Reboot

On September 2, 2020, it was announced that a reboot of the series is in development at Warner Bros., with Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa taking over as showrunner from I. Marlene King. The reboot series will introduce new characters and new storylines. [149] On September 24, 2020, HBO Max gave the reboot series order and was named Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, with Aguirre-Sacasa teamup with Lindsay Calhoon Bring to create the series. [150] The series will consist of 10 episodes. [151]

International adaptations

Pretty Little Liars spawned several adaptations in other countries. The Indian version is known as BFF ( Best Friends Forever? ). A Turkish adaptation was titled Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar (Sweet Little Liars) premiered on Star TV from July 6 to October 3, 2015. [152] The Turkish series served as a loose remake to the American series. The series ended after one season with 13 episodes. An Indonesian adaptation of the same name was released on Viu on April 22, 2020. [153] [154]

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<i>Pretty Little Liars</i> (season 6)

The sixth season of the American mystery drama television series Pretty Little Liars, based on the books of the same name by Sara Shepard, was renewed on June 10, 2014 for two additional seasons, making the show ABC Family's longest running original series.

<i>Pretty Little Liars</i> (season 7)

The seventh and final season of the American mystery drama television series Pretty Little Liars, based on the books of the same name by Sara Shepard, was renewed on June 10, 2014 for two additional seasons, making the show Freeform's longest running original series.

<i>Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists</i> American teen mystery-thriller drama television series

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is an American crime thriller mystery drama television series created by I. Marlene King. The series is a sequel to Pretty Little Liars and was loosely based on the 2014 novel The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on Freeform on March 20, 2019 and concluded on May 22, 2019. It is the second spin-off series of Pretty Little Liars and the third series in the Pretty Little Liars franchise.

The Pretty Little Liars franchise is a multimedia franchise consisting of two book series, three television series and one web series. The initial novel of the same name was first published in 2006. The first television series also entitled Pretty Little Liars began airing on ABC Family in June 2010; meanwhile, additional books continued to be published. Pretty Dirty Secrets, a web series was released on ABC Family's website in the fall of 2012 alongside the third season of Pretty Little Liars. The second series to make it to television, Ravenswood, aired on ABC Family from 2013 to 2014 and was cancelled after one season. Pretty Little Liars later ended and aired its final episode in June 2017. The first book of The Perfectionists was released in April 2014 and a second book in 2015. A television series for The Perfectionists was developed and later reworked into a spin-off and sequel of Pretty Little Liars with the title Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, which became the third series in the franchise. It aired on Freeform from March to May 2019 and was cancelled after one season.

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