“Pretty Little Liars” will officially conclude with Season 7, series creator I. Marlene King announced on Monday.
King’s news came via a live Facebook chat on Monday with series stars Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Sasha Pieterse. The series’ Season 7 midseason finale will air on Tuesday, with the final 10 episodes set to air in April 2017.
The news comes after much speculation that the seventh season would be the show’s last, following the resolution of its central mystery in Season 6.
“It’s been an honor 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,” remarked King.”I am also thrilled to embark on my next endeavor ‘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.”
“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,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform.