Freeform announced the news today during a Facebook live interview (you can watch the video below) with creator and showrunner I. Marlene King and cast members Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse. The final 10 episodes of Season 7, airing in April 2017, will conclude with a two-hour series finale. It will be followed by the premiere episode of King’s new series Famous in Love, an hourlong soapy drama that spotlights the darkside of fame, starring Bella Thorne. The Pretty Little Liars summer finale will air Tuesday, August 30 at 9 PM on Freeform.
PLL‘s 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.
“Through brilliant storytelling, compelling characters and social media phenomena, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ paved the way for television shows, writers and cast to interact and engage with audiences on a national and global scale like never before, which led the series to unparalleled success,“ said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform.
“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,” remarked I. Marlene King. “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.”
Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle published by Little, Brown and Company,Famous In Love follows ordinary college student Paige (Bella Thorne) as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload. Carter Jenkins, Charlie Depew, Georgie Flores, Niki Koss, Pepi Sonuga, Keith Powers and Perrey Reeves also star.
Pretty Little Liars is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by King, Charlie Craig, Joseph Dougherty, Oliver Goldstick, and Leslie Morgenstein. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Shay Mitchell, Andrea Parker, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.
King, Christopher Fife, Miguel Arteta and Dan Farah executive produce Famous In Love, and Rebecca Serle is co-executive producer. The series is produced by Long Lake Media, Farah Films and Carmina Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Horizon Television.