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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Series Finale Will Be a 2-Hour Movie, Creator Says

”I hope that down the line we find a way to bring all the girls back together again,“ I. Marlene King says of ending Freeform drama

“Pretty Little Liars” creator I. Marlene King revealed on Wednesday that the final episode of Freeform’s massively successful drama will be a two-hour movie.

The final episode of the series is being co-written by King and Maya Goldsmith, with King set to direct. “We are treating that as a two-hour special event movie,” she said.

In a conference call with reporters following Tuesday night’s midseason finale, King discussed the deadly episode and the upcoming final 10 episodes, calling them “the most powerful 10 [episodes] that we’ve ever had.”

On Monday, King was joined by series stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse in a Facebook live chat to officially announce that Season 7 will be the show’s last.

“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,” King said in the announcement. “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.”

As for whether or not fans can expect a reboot or reunion in the future, King said she’d be open to the idea.

“We’re very open to keep these characters alive, and I hope that down the line we find a way to bring all the girls back together again,” King said.