"I think that this story when we're back will end next year at the at end of season seven," King confirmed to Variety. When asked to clarify if she "definitely" wanted PLL to be over after next season, the series creator replied, "Correct."
After her interview went viral, King clarified her comments on Twitter and implied that there might be more than seven seasons in store for PLL.
"What I said was 'This Uber A story that starts on January 12 will end when season 7 ends,'" she tweeted late Tuesday night. "I did not say PLL will end. Just sayin 4 real."
King added: "Technically I was supposed to say 'the new big bad' but let's get real, it's 'uber A.' #whatwehavebeenwaitingfor."
While PLL's future appears up in the air, King has something else in store for viewers. She just wrapped production on her new show, Famous in Love, starring Bella Thorne, and told the trade publication that "95 percent" of the crew on the pilot was from PLL.
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ABC Family told ET that "no decision has been made" in regards to when the show will end. In the meantime, PLL returns to TV on Jan. 12, when ABC Family becomes Freeform.