‘Pretty Little Liars’ Spinoff Launches at Freeform With Two Returning Stars

Marlene King returns to executive produce “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”

Last Updated: September 25, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

Freeform has given a pilot order to “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” which brings back Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish from the original “Pretty Little Liars” series.

The new drama project from Alloy Entertainment and Long Lake Media centers on college town Beacon Heights and examines how its characters’ perfectionism leads to murder.

Pieterse plays Alison DiLaurentis, and Parrish portrays Mona Vanderwaal. Both are reprising their roles from “Pretty Little Liars,” which signed off in June after seven seasons.

Marlene King (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Famous in Love”) wrote the “Perfectionists” pilot script and executive produces with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. It is adapted from the book by Sara Shepard, whose novels were the basis for “Pretty Little Liars.”

“At Freeform, we are committed to delivering shows that push boundaries and become a part of our viewers’ lives. ‘Pretty Little Liars’ was a cultural phenomenon, so it’s no wonder fans wanted more,” said Freeform executive vice president of programming and development Karey Burke. “We can’t wait to continue Marlene King’s rich and revolutionary storytelling with a new crop of leading ladies from Beacon Heights who will hold just as many secrets and lies as Rosewood did.”

“I’m beyond excited to continue my collaboration with Sara Shepard, Alloy, Freeform and Warner Horizon,” said Marlene King. “I can’t wait to introduce our fans — and Sasha and Janel — to a new world of thrills and chills in Beacon Heights.”

This is time of transition for Freeform, which recently said goodbye to signature series “PLL,” along with such other shows as “Baby Daddy,” “Switched at Birth” and “Stitchers.”