At one point early on during the run of “Pretty Little Liars,” we were originally hearing that the plan for the ABC Family drama was for it to run four seasons before coming to a close. However, it is now looking as though either those initial quotes were incorrect, or that the producers of the show somehow came up with a new plan along the way (which may have definitely happened after they saw the show’s ratings).
Speaking in a brand-new interview with Zap2It, executive producer Oliver Goldstick insists that five seasons was always the plan for the original cast (which includes Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, and many others), but also said that there is hope for the show possibly beyond that:
“I think five [seasons] is what we originally thought. But there are ways to invigorate this show, interestingly enough. We’ve talked, internally, about introducing four new Pretty Little Liars; we’ve talked about that with the studio. There could be four new girls after these girls graduate, who witness or participate in some sort of crime, and all of a sudden you have four new girls who are lying. I don’t know! But for now, with these girls, we’ve all thought that we’ve got five seasons in them.”
So can a “Pretty Little Liars” 2.0 really work? It’s too hard to really say, since so much of it would all depend on the cast and the characters. What we have a harder time believing is that a new generation of fans would suddenly latch on to a new group of Liars years down the road.
So for now, why don’t we just enjoy the ride of Aria, Hannah, Spencer, and Emily? There are still plenty of adventures coming up as the ladies get ready to finish their time in high school, and then try to plot out their plans for the future (and hopefully in a world where “The A Team” does not exist anymore).
Do you think that the series could last beyond the original Liars’ run? If you want to watch some new sneak peeks for Tuesday’s episode, be sure to head over to the link here.