The confirmation is just in. Pretty Little Liars is officially cancelled. ?After long-standing speculations, Freeform has announced that the seventh season of the series will be its last. And there was no better way to announce that the well-loved show is no longer returning after Pretty Little Liars season 7 than through Facebook?s live feature.
The confirmation came from series creator Marlene King. Pretty Little Liars stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse also participated in announcing the heartbreaking news.
Currently, the series is in the midst of season 7. The midseason finale will air on Tuesday night. Pretty Little Liars will be back in April 2017 for the second half of its current and last season. Avid viewers will get the chance to enjoy 10 last episodes. And it looks like the series will end with a bang since Freeform has planned a special two-hour series for its last episode.
Pretty Little Liars premiered in 2010 and was considered to be a top show from the network since then. It captured the hearts of many viewers, particularly the young audiences, thus, it eventually became a pop culture phenomenon. Pretty Little Liars also catapulted the then-ABC Family network into social media. Its official Facebook page has more than 14 million followers. It has over 3.7 million followers on Twitter and 5.8 million on Instagram.
Why Pretty Little Liars Has to End Amid Its Success?
It was reported that Freeform would have wanted to see Pretty Little Liars continuing with more seasons. But King and several cast members did not choose to sign up back. Their contracts were up at the end of the current season.
Ultimately, the real reason behind the show?s cancellation was because the story had run its course. While it?s a sad news before the mid-week, fans and viewers of the series could at least see the cast exploring new projects. The series creator will stay in Freeform for her upcoming series, Famous In Love.