'Pretty Little Liars' Is Officially Ending After Season 7: 'We're Saying Goodbye'
By Leanne Aguilera
It's officially official: Pretty Little Liars is coming to an end!
On Monday, executive producer, Marlene King, and the series' five leading ladies took to Facebook to reveal to that the long-running drama will not return to Freeform after season seven.
"The next ten episides of the show really are going to be the last ten episodes of the series," King said to fans via a live stream from The Brew on the Pretty Little Liars set. "We're saying goodbye. The PLL endgame begins on April 2017.
Currently in its seventh season, Pretty Little Liars' summer finale will air tomorrow night and the murder mystery series will return for its final ten episodes in April 2017 and will end in a special two-hour series finale event.
"It’s been an honor to work with such a talented cast and crew over the last seven years," King said in an statement ahead of the live steam. "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."
Pretty Little Liars, which premiered on Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) in June 2010, was an instant ratings and social media juggernaut for the teen-skewing network. Now, seven seasons later, the show's formerly fresh-faced stars stars, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashely Benson and Shay Mitchell, have become household names and each boast a massive online following.
There had been rumors that a PLL spinoff could be a possibility or that the series would continue on, but without a few key members of the cast. Back in June, ET caught up with Hale at the premiere red carpet, and the 27-year-old actress confirmed that season seven is "the beginning of the end."
"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."
Unfortunately, our hopes of a spinoff have been dashed and we can only savor the final TK episodes headed our way in 2017. On the bright side, this means we (hopefully!) are going to discover who Uber A is once and for all.
Pretty Little Liars' summer finale airs Tuesday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.
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