Perhaps one of the biggest surprises when it comes to this series is just how under-the-radar that it’s been, mostly because there haven’t been all that many people out there discussing it. The show’s been quietly filming and getting itself prepared for what is inevitably going to be a big launch at some point in 2019. There is no official premiere date yet, but the two photos at the bottom of our article give you a sense as what Alison’s new life is like. She’s still a teacher, but she’s headed to another part of the country where she’s going to have an opportunity to presumably get away from some of the madness that haunted her with Rosewood and “A.” We do of course have many questions, with the status of Ali and Emily being one of them, but the new series should answer some of that … while also introducing us to a new mystery.
The photos themselves do make it clear that Alison is, unfortunately, far from being out of the woods. She may help in some ways to usher in a new generation of characters, and all of them could find a way to be immersed in another mind-bending, twisted story with new mysteries, questions, and revelations. Sasha Pieterse is not the only returning cast member from the original series, as you are going to have a chance to see Janel Parrish back in some capacity as Mona.
It’s fair to say that the expectations for The Perfectionists are high, mostly because the original Pretty Little Liars was such an enormous hit for Freeform / ABC Family (which is what it was called back when it first began). This is a show that could create massive discussions on social media, and the network is likely hoping that this will lead to a rather-hefty amount of live viewing. That’s the thing that has become incredibly difficult for some of these shows catering to younger audiences — a lot of them are not being brought up to think that watching television live is important. Instead, the idea is that viewers are better off either watching the show on Netflix or on DVR after the fact.
Now, the one thing that we’re missing is some sort of official trailer — after all, we need something to generate some more buzz and excitement for what’s going to happen next.
What are you the most interested in seeing when it comes to Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments. (Photo: Freeform.)