Freeform announced today that its long-running, hit drama Pretty Little Liars will be ending following the final 10 episodes of Season 7, which will premiere in April 2017. The series finale episode will be a two-hour event. The announcement was made 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.
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“The final season will continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions, bringing back old characters as it has already done in the first half of the season, including Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), Pastor Ted Wilson (Edward Kerr), Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw) and Sydney Driscoll (Chloe Bridges). A #PLLWedding for one of the Liars is also in store for the latter half of the season. To conclude the series, the season seven finale will be a two-hour, drama-filled television event.”
“It’s been an honor to work with such a talented cast and crew over the last seven years,” said King. “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.”
King’s new endeavor, Famous in Love, will debut on Freeform following the Pretty Little Liars series finale in April.
In the meantime, the Pretty Little Liars summer finale airs Aug. 30 at 8pm on Freeform, giving fans several months to prepare for their farewells to the show.