EXCLUSIVE: Is 'Pretty Little Liars' Ending? Stars Say the 'Full Cast' Probably Won't Come Back After Season 7!
By Leanne Aguilera
WARNING: We’re about to discuss the most A-mazing moments from Pretty Little Liars' season seven premiere -- and if a PLL spinoff is in the works! If you do not wish to be spoiled, check yourself into Welby Sanitarium ASAP, for everyone else, get ready to #SaveHanna....
We're back, bitches!
Pretty Little Liars' seventh (and potentially final) season premiered Tuesday night and we're here to catch you up on the biggest moments from "Tick-Tock, Bitches." Plus, are you curious to know how many more seasons Uber A will be tormenting our Liars? We've got the exclusive scoop on the series' futurestraight from the cast!
After discovering Hanna's seemingly lifeless body hanging from the rafters at the Rosewood church, Team PLL realized that it was actually just a doll and they had been fooled by yet another mask fake-out. (Sheesh, those are getting annoying!) A.D. warned that they had exactly 24 hours to bring forth Charlotte's true killer or else Hanna would be gone for good -- so it was time to hustle. While our Rosewood residents frantically tried to figure out how Mary Drake was connected, Hanna was locked up (in just a tank-top and panties for some reason) and tortured with freezing water, electric jolts and imaginary pep talks from Spencer.
In the end, our team discovered that Ali had the red jacket that is somehow linked to the murder of Charlotte and everyone thinks she killed her, Mary Drake grew up disgruntled about always being in her twin's perfect shadow, and Elliot Rollins is the worst possible human on earth because he's drugging Ali and making his wife spend a "long life" locked in Welby Sanitarium. Oh, and Hanna escaped from her A.D. torture chamber, but when she ran into the street to flag down a car it was Mary Drake's SUV that stopped to pick her up. Yikes!
Now that we've gushed about the premiere chaos, and already filled fans in on all the swoon worthy moments coming up in season seven, it's time to start focusing on the fact that this could be the last season of Pretty Little Liars.
"This is definitely the most romantic season, and it's also the most deadly," Sasha Pieterse confessed to ET's Katie Krause at the PLL premiere event in Los Angeles last week. "There's a lot of drama, but I think the fans are going to enjoy it. So, if it is our last season, it's still going to be magical."
On the red carpet, Lucy Hale told our cameras that season seven is "the beginning of the end," and Tyler Blackburn echoed those sentiments by saying that it's "the end of PLL as we know it." But before you fans start to have a pretty little heart attack, you should know that this doesn’t mean we'll be saying goodbye to Rosewood -- just to the main Liars who live there.
"It's probably the last season with the full cast, which is what made [PLL] what it is," Hale revealed. "It's bittersweet. It may continue in some way, shape, or form with new people or keeping some of the [old] cast."
"I think all good things must come to an end," the brunette beauty continued. "All of us are excited to try new things. This show has been so special to me and has opened up a billion different doors, so I'll ride it out as long as the other girls do."
At this point, Hale, Pieterse and the rest of the fab five -- Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, and Ashley Benson -- have only renewed their contracts through the end of season seven, so it will be interesting to see which (if any!) Liars can be coaxed into stay in Rosewood for another year.
"It's a juggernaut," Blackburn added of the series' future. "I think it's not going to die completely. I don't know which direction it's going to go in, but it's pretty bittersweet."
Despite the fact that PLL's fate has yet to be foreseen, Bellisario spilled that she's already starting to get emotional about saying goodbye to her "work hubby" Keegan Allen.
"I looked into Keegan's eyes and I realized, 'Oh my god, I've known you for seven years!'" the 30 year-old actress recalled of a recent day on set. "If we don't continue in a certain capacity, like, this part of my life is done… We'll see each other and we'll still be friends, but we won't see each other as often. We won't be guaranteed to see each other."
No matter what happens, executive producer Marlene King says that whenever PLL does end, it will be with a satisfying ending. "I'm a romantic at heart," King shared. "I don’t know if we can expect complete happiness, but I believe in happy endings."
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.
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