American mystery teen drama Pretty Little Liars is ending its seven-season run on June 27 – and we cannot wait for the revelations.
The series finale will finally answer the questions fans have accumulated over the years and certainly the biggest of them all: “Who is AD?”
In an interview with television news site TVLine, PLL showrunner I. Marlene King said the A.D. reveal will be ‘rewarding, satisfying and surprising’.
“All of these last 10 episodes, we’ve dropped a lot of Easter Eggs intentionally because we wanted fans to have a really good chance to figure this out,” she said.
According to Just Jared Jr., King earlier revealed AD’s identity is an entirely new story. The show will feature flashbacks to reveal the ruthless villain of the game. Interesting!
The executive producer, however, thinks the ‘who’ is not the only surprise to anticipate.
“Yes, it’s fun. We want to know who AD is, but to me, it’s always been more interesting to reveal the how and the why, so that’s going to be an exciting part of the finale, in addition to who it is,” she hinted.
With the complex – and most of the time, unexpected – turns of the story throughout the series, it should be an unusually difficult task to pen a finale to wrap everything up. But King shared that it’s the opposite for her and the show’s team of writers.
“It helped that we knew what the mystery reveal was going to be a while ago, so the legwork was sort of laying the path to being able to write that episode without having to go back and fix anything we might have screwed up,” King tells E! News.
On why the finale is 3 hours long, King said the pacing will definitely ‘feel special and different’.
“This last episode gave the Liars a significant amount of closure; they won the game, and it looks as if A.D. is leaving town. So the finale is structured as a two-hour movie. It’s paced like a feature film, not the way we do regular episodes,” she added.
Making its television debut back in 2010, Pretty Little Liars is based on the novel with the same name written by Sara Shepard, starring Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse.
The story follows the lives of four teenage girls – Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily – who have moved on and apart since their friend Alison went missing. Receiving anonymous texts,they face new challenges together when “A” starts threatening to reveal their old secrets only the girls know and newer secrets that has developed since their friend’s disappearance.
Catch the series finale on ETC, 2PM via satellite and 7PM prime time telecast.