Four friends band together against an anonymous follower who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.
“Pretty Little Liars” is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard. The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named “A” who threatens to expose their deepest secrets. The series was a success story for ABC Family (now known as Freeform), lasting seven seasons and garnering a dedicated fanbase. It went on to spawn two short-lived spin-offs, “Ravenswood” and “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” which were both canceled after one season. A reboot of the series, entitled “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” is currently in development for HBO Max.
Time jumps are quite the common TV trope: they can help revitalize an aging series by allowing it to explore new storylines, and for teenage/high school shows, they open up new creative avenues while also aging the characters to more closely match their portrayers. Let’s take a look at some of the shows that have skipped ahead a few years into the future.
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