Her claim to fame is a television show centered on lies and the attractive lying liars who tell them, but “Pretty Little Liars” show runner Marlene King was chock full of truth bombs during her Reddit AMA on Monday, June 9.
King hit the interwebs to answer questions on everything from Uber A (who will probably not be revealed this season) to her favorite dessert (key lime pie), though the biggest shocker of the night probably came when King said that the show would be skipping the characters’ college years.
“There will be a time jump,” she said. “It may be on the TV show, or the movies we are starting to talk about, but there will be a time jump. We will ‘jump’ college.”
Yeah, that’s the look of four ladies who just learned that television does not care about their higher education. But of course, that’s not the only major revelAtion King made during her AMA — these seven little tidbits of information would even make A lose his (her?) mind:
Time is speeding up…
“Time goes VERY SLOWLY in Rosewood. It’s almost like a magical element to us, because we want the show to go on for a few more seasons. We move time slowly, but after the Christmas episode time will speed up a little bit and we will get to spring of Senior year more quickly than we’ve dealt with this Fall.”
… Though there may be an end in sight!
“I did not plan on dragging [the show] out as long as possible. There is an end in sight. And we will hopefully announce what season that will be soon.”
There’s a new guy coming to town…
“We are already breaking the stories for season 5B, and there is a gay male character we think who will be joining the show!”
… But that means someone else has to go.
“There’s one significant biting of the dust this season. One call I won’t want to make to an actor. I have to make the calls to tell them they are dead.”
We’ll find out who killed Wilden…
“You will find out tomorrow night, actually!”
… As well as the identity of the person in that grave.
“Yes. We will find out the identity of who was in the grave in 5A.”
And then there’s this.
“My favorite character is A, and you’ll understand why when A is revealed, and A’s motivation for being A is revealed.”