‘Pretty Little Liars’ To End After Season 7, According to Creator Marlene King
There will be no eighth season for Pretty Little Liars, as creator Marlene King has confirmed that Season 7 will be the show’s last.
“I think that this story when we’re back will end next year at the at end of Season 7,” King said in an interview with Variety.
“So you definitely want it to end at the end of Season 7, and don’t want it to go beyond that?” the interviewer then asked, to which King replied: “Correct.”
However, ABC Family — which will be rebranded as Freeform in January — has not made any announcements about the show ending after Season 7. Considering that the show has been the biggest hit the network has ever had, they might be hesitant to say farewell to it just yet. King has said in the past that she would consider a follow-up movie for the series. That might be a better avenue for continuing the show, since trying to launch a spinoff series didn’t exactly work.
Of course, the end of the show is still at least a year away, as the second half of Season 6 is set to return with a five-year time jump in the storylines. It’ll be a major shift in the narrative for the series, which is why it’s fitting that the new episodes will premiere on January 12, the same date as the network’s rebranding as Freeform.
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