‘Pretty Little Liars’ Will End After Season 7, Says Creator

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Update, Wednesday, Dec. 23: After this story was published, Marlene King took to Twitter to address her comments from the interview included below. Originally asked by Variety if the five-year time jump gives the series more legs to continue and how long she’d like for the show to go on (as seen below), King answered “at the end of Season 7.” However, she explained on Twitter that she was referring to a specific storyline coming to an end — not the series — by posting, “This Uber A story that starts on January 12 will end when season 7 ends. I did not say PLL will end. Just sayin 4 real.” As stated in the original story, ABC Family confirms no decisions have been made for plans past Season 7.

Original Story, Tuesday, Dec. 22:

Pretty Little Liars” returns with the second half of its sixth season after the new year, but how much longer will the hit ABC Family show go on?

Landing a double renewal for Season 6 and Season 7 back in summer 2014, a seventh season is a sure thing. But series creator Marlene King and cast members have long teased that the seventh round could be the final installment — however, the showrunner has also teased a longer future for “PLL,” telling many outlets including Variety that there is room for discussion, regarding an eighth season and beyond.

This summer, King spoke to Variety at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, speaking of more seasons and even the long-running rumors of a follow-up movie being very possible: “I think we’ll let the fans tell us what they want. We’re open to that…I’m all for it. Yes, we’re in.”

Now, with a revamped storyline on the horizon — the new episodes kick off the a five-year time jump, resulting in a more mature “Pretty Little Liars” world — King says she would like for Season 7 to be the last.

“I think that this story when we’re back will end next year at the at end of Season 7,” King told Variety this week when asked if the time jump gives the series more legs to continue. Then asked, “So you definitely want it to end at the end of Season 7, and don’t want it to go beyond that?” King replied: “Correct.”

Despite King’s statement, ABC Family has not announced any formal plans for Season 7 to be the last, and has not made any decisions beyond that.

However, whenever the final day of “Pretty Little Liars” does come, it appears King will still be in business with ABC Family. The hitmaker just wrapped production on a pilot for the young-skewing cabler, titled “Famous in Love,” which stars Bella Thorne. Insiders tell Variety the project is looking toward a series pickup, and King says the pilot is in good shape.

“We just wrapped shooting. It’s amazing. We had such a good time,” she said. “95% of our crew was the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ crew so it felt like a big family. I love the whole cast. They’re all just so sweet and charming and nice and talented. We just had a lot of fun, and I think you’ll see on the screen that it was so much fun. Bella is so lovely and such a hard worker and she’s very talented. It’s exciting.”

“Pretty Little Liars” Season 6B returns Jan. 12, the day ABC Family becomes Freeform.

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  1. Maryanne Heinrich says:

    I have totally enjoyed PLL but season 7 needs to be the final one. The liars are getting too old to be running around like teenagers. It’s time to wrap it up.

  2. Louise says:

    would you want to watch a movie with different actors/characters in???

  3. Katie says:

    They should make a movie‼️‼️‼️

  4. jacqueline says:

    There should so be more season these actors are great they should continue this show is the best i am just saying it would really disapoint the fans if u didnt continue.

  5. Ramya Loves LUCY and PLL says:

    I love Pretty Little Liars its a great show any network can expect profit from. I really want… (no I gotta say) NEED #PLL season 8 and further. Marlene this is possible you know that, and this is the whole #PLLFandoms dream. Please let us stay alive by continuing #PLL to 7+ seasons. We love you. ❤

  6. Rebecca says:

    I love Pretry Little Liars. I would love to see more seasons. Show the girls growing up, getting married and having children of their own. The show is about true friendship and how they stick together and are always there for each other. You don’t see that kind of thing anymore. I would to see a movie of PLLs.

  7. jj19871 says:

    The show started to run out of steams years ago. They need to end it before it’s completely ruined.

  8. Kingslee Vinson says:

    do not end the TV show i love so much others do to

  9. Kingslee Vinson says:

    do not end the TV show i love so much anthers do to i think it should go on

  10. 5654funny says:

    DougW Pretty little liars is doing a storyline in Season 7

    storyline means to the beginning to the end and the storyline would end at the close of season 7 it’s sounds like 7th season is the last if marlene king said that the series is not ending im lost and confused

  11. DougW says:

    If you check I. Marlene King’s twitter she clarified this yesterday. She said she meant that the new storyline would end at the close of Season 7, not that the series would end.

  12. 5654funny says:

    Since we don’t know anything about sarah harveyand what her story plots are it’s noted that she has sister and we don’t know them Fleclia harvey Audrey Harvey it seems to me that marlene king and the cast and crew don’t care about sarah harvey and her story plots

  13. Me says:


  14. James says:

    well most of the cast are pushing 30 now,time to move away from teen garbage and act like real adults

  15. 5654funny says:

    Since we don’t know anything about sarah harvey and what her story plots are it’s noted that sarah harvey has sisters and we don’t know them all I want to is to fiqure out what is going on in rosewood PA

  16. Sushi says:

    I better see Ezria back together.

    • PrettyLittleLiars101 says:

      I know i love ezria!!!

      • BuffyTheVampireSlayerAndPrettyLittleLiarsAreTheBest! says:

        i like spoby, haleb and ezria!!! They should all get back together. Dont like the new people that they’re with!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Naomy says:

    No do more episodes 😩😩

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