CONFIRMED: Season Seven Last Season For Pretty Little Liars

Missy Kirtley

It was either good news or bad news for Pretty Little Liars fans when the series creator, Marlene King, told Variety that season 7 will be the show’s last.  The television series, credited as a “teen drama mystery-thriller,” has run for five and a half seasons, and will be returning on January 12, 2016, for the second half of its sixth season.  There had been a discussion of an eighth season to the series, and possibly a movie tie-in, though only one of those is a possibility anymore.

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During an interview with E! News, Lucy Hale, who plays Aria Montgomery on the show, said, “There’s, like, rumors there may be a movie, but seven seasons will definitely end the show.”

Pretty Little Liars has enraptured audiences with its secrets, intrigue, and thrills, following the story of four girls being tortured by a mysterious villain known only as “A.”  Loosely based on a book series by the same name, the television series airs on ABC Family.  The network is going through a rebranding, and will be known as Freeform starting in January of 2016.  When Pretty Little Liars returns, the characters will have gone through a time jump, moving five years in the future.  Fans hope to finally get answers to the questions they’ve been struggling with since the “big A reveal” this past August.

While an eighth season isn’t in the plans of the series creator, a movie-tie-in may not be completely out of the question.  The series garnered enough interest for a spin-off series, Ravenswood, though it was canceled after one season due to low ratings.  Could there be another spin-off series in the works?  Could one or more of the beloved characters be heading on to bigger and better things?  Only the ratings of seasons six-B and seven of the show will tell.

Missy Kirtley
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