US cable channel Freeform has confirmed what Pretty Little Liars fans have suspected for some time: that the current seventh season is the last.
The news was delivered Monday via a Facebook Live announcement from creator I. Marlene King and stars including Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse.
In June I. Marlene King said, “The show is coming to a closure of sorts, and that’s all we can say for now. Everyone loves their characters and the world so we hope it continues in some way shape or form.”
But it has taken until this week for Freeform to confirm the news.
Freeform exec vp programming and development Karey Burke said, “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.”
“It’s been an honour 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,” said King. “I am also thrilled to embark on my next endeavour 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.”
Part I of the seventh season is currently airing on FOX8 with Part II due next April.
Source: Hollywood Reporter