Pretty Little Liars has had a massive and confusing (seriously, someone tell us what the heck is happening on that show) run, but the series will officially be ending after season seven.
“It’s been such an amazing chapter of our lives and we’re so glad that you guys could share it with us, but all good things must come to an end and these last 10 episodes are pretty crazy,” Hale said, teasing the show’s last season.
This is all so sad! We kind of felt like the show was ending ever since June when Troian said season 7 would be different and that most of the major story lines are wrapping up. We just didn’t want it to be so. We also still can’t really follow anything that’s happened past season three because stuff in Rosewood is legit crazy! How on Earth do the writers even keep track of which story lines need to be wrapped up. We’re excited to find out!
In a statement after the news was announced, King spoke about the series’ bittersweet ending.
“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. 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,” she said.
As for those of us who were hoping for a revival at some point or even a Pretty Little Liars movie, we’re out of luck. King hinted at the possibility when she said the show might continue in a different incarnation after season seven, but it looks like she’s focusing her efforts on Famous In Love.
In an interview with Variety, Freeform executive Karey Burke squashes the rumors we hoped were true.
“Oh no, this is really the end. The community surrounding the show is very protective over it, as they should be because it’s a show that the narrative is built on mystery and secrets, so I think that everybody was being very protective of the destiny of the show,” she said.
“As much as there’s a lot of wishful thinking and speculation surrounding anything like this, this has been the understood and agreed-upon natural finishing point,” she added.
Apparently, the end of PLL had been in the works for years. The show was almost always going to end after season 7. “I came in knowing that this was the plan, and I’ve been here a little under two years,” Burke said. “It’s long been the feeling with the creative forces.”
Fortunately, we don’t have to leave Rosewood just yet. The last 10 episodes air in April 2017, so we’ve still got some time with our PLL faves before then. We shall cherish every moment.