As we reported earlier, the network has confirmed that season seven will be the last for the series, which stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, Ian Harding, Janel Parrish, Tyler Blackburn, and Laura Leighton.
When asked about a possible Pretty Little Liars movie or spin-off, Burke said this is the end for right now:
Oh no, this is really the end. The community surrounding the show is very protective over it, as they should be because it’s a show that the narrative is built on mystery and secrets, so I think that everybody was being very protective of the destiny of the show. I think the reason there has been speculation is because I think the people involved love doing the show. It’s not a show that really anybody wanted to leave or wanted to end. I think the community around the show has formed a wonderful family who would want to continue to work together, as long as it made sense for the story. As much as there’s a lot of wishful thinking and speculation surrounding anything like this, this has been the understood and agreed-upon natural finishing point.”
But what about a revival? Burke says creator I. Marlene King is entirely focused on her new Freeform series, Famous in Love:
Right now, Marlene is completely focused on “Famous In Love,” as are we. One hundred percent of her and our efforts are going into launching that. As “PLL” waves goodbye, “Famous In Love” says hello. It is its own wonderful and different entity from “Pretty Little Liars.” While it’s vintage Marlene King and her voice, it’s a very different tone and I think we’ll completely satisfy “PLL” fans and yet give everybody the chance to exhale a little bit. What the future holds [for “Pretty Little Liars”], we don’t know yet, but it’s not our focus right now.”
The final half of Pretty Little Liars‘ seventh season begins next spring.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Pretty Little Liars? Would you watch a spin-off or movie?