Pretty Little Liars is ending after its seventh season, Freeform confirmed today (August 29). After months of speculation, executive producer Marlene King — along with the show's stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse — made the announcement on Facebook Live.
"It's been an honor to work with such a talented cast and crew over the last seven years," King said in a statement. "We are a family, and it will be hard to say goodbye to a show that has made such an impact on young audiences and been a mouthpiece for cultural change. I'm excited for fans to finally have all of their questions answered, and I believe they will be satisfied with the wild ride that is our last ten episodes."
The news comes just a day before the seventh season's summer finale on Tuesday, August 30. The final ten episodes of the series will premiere in April 2017, and it will all come to a head in the two-hour series finale in June.
"Through brilliant storytelling, compelling characters and social media phenomena, Pretty Little Liars paved the way for television shows, writers and cast to interact and engage with audiences on a national and global scale like never before, which led the series to unparalleled success," Freeform's executive vice president of Programming and Development, Karey Burke, said in a statement.
But if you need your teen soap fix, Freeform and King's newest series, currently in development, might just be the show for you. Famous in Love will premiere following Pretty Little Liars' spring season premiere in April. Starring Bella Thorne as an average girl thrown into the Hollywood spotlight, Famous in Love will highlight the dark side of fame. There may not be any murder and mayhem, but trust us: There will be just as much drama.
Still, it's truly the end of an era.