King made the announcement during a Facebook live chat with all five of the Liars — Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse — by her side. The final 10 episodes will begin airing in April 2017. Watch the announcement below:
While this news may be sobering for PLL fans, it’s hardly surprising; the cast and crew have hinted at the series’ end for over a year. “We have enough story to take us to the end of Season 7, and we’re going to let the fans tell us if they’re ready to say goodbye to this world and these characters,” King told TVLine in an August 2015 interview.
The show’s summer finale — airing Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8/7c — promises to shake things up like never before by unveiling the identity of Mary Drake’s secret baby, killing a major character and revealing that (gasp!) someone might be pregnant!
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