Sixty-four agonizing days remain until the second season premiere of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars (airing June 14), but help has arrived in the form of some steamy Aria-Ezra scoop!
TVLine chatted up PLL showrunner I. Marlene King at Sunday’s GLAAD Awards, and she revealed a shocking bit of intel: that Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra’s (Ian Harding) controversial courtship will be a secret no more.
“It is highly likely that Aria and Ezra will be going public next season,” King tells TVLine. “Not necessarily in the summer [episodes], but maybe in the fall. As you know, we air episodes in blocks of 12. In the first 12, [the relationship] is still going to be very much a secret. But the second 12 might be their coming out story.”
Granted, the romance won’t be nearly as taboo as it originally was, given that Ezra will have started his new job at Hollis College and will no longer be Aria’s teacher. But par for the Pretty Little course, that doesn’t mean the road is going to be any less rocky for the secret soulmates.
“It’s going to be complicated and it’s going to be awkward when we return,” King offers. “They’re going to find life is even harder with Ezra at Hollis than it was with Ezra at Rosewood High School.”
Might one of the new wrinkles have something to do with Hale’s recent admission to PopWrap that Aria would find a new love interest? Teases King with a laugh: “There is definitely a love triangle on the horizon.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)