Is Pretty Little Liars ending after Season 7, or is there still a chance of Season 8?
It’s a sensitive subject. We’re going into our seventh year, we’ve shot over, God, 160 episodes. We’ve covered so much area. We really had a great show for a really long time and we’ve kept people’s interest, and I’ve always said that I want the show to end when people still really care and not when people are begging for it to get off the air. We flash-forwarded a little bit, and they’re in a good spot to finally get that peace and find out who “A” is. I’ve said that I even want it to end really darkly. But backtracking to what you said before, this may not be the end.
The final word on PLL‘s future might not arrive until later in the year, with filming on the seventh (and maybe final) season slated to wrap in October.
Tellingly, Hale notes that if PLL is renewed for an eighth season, it would undergo something of a retooling with several cast changes — a move that perhaps speaks to the conflicting interests over the show’s future:
The quote that the network has been using is: “this is the beginning of the end of PLL as you know it.” It might not necessarily be the last season of PLL, but it’s looking like this will be the last season with the full cast. As far as the narrative, I don’t know anything. I know the writers are working really hard to make this the biggest and best season yet, because it is the beginning of the end. [..] With the complete cast this will be the last year. So in a way, it is ending because not everyone will be there. But it’ll be interesting to see what happens.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the official status of Pretty Little Liars…