Last month, a PLL fan asked Marlene if she would like to make a movie of the television drama. Her response: “I'd love I make a PLL movie. Shall we rate it r for extreme romance?” So, Marlene seems interested in the idea (though, we’re not sure if she just wanted to respond to this question to make a ratings pun), and we think we are, too. We know PLL is open to a longer format, as this season’s Halloween special will clock in at two hours (with commercials). And so much of PLL’s inspiration comes from classic horror film, especially of the Hitchcock variety. It would be interesting to see what the show could do formally with a more similar format.
Our only concern would lie in how this would work schedule-wise. PLL already supports a 25-episode season, which is long for a primetime television series. That only leaves so much down time between filming, which the actors often utilize to work on other projects. A PLL film would most likely mean a truncated season or a seriously overworked cast and crew — but, hey, The X-Files did it, filming a feature film between its fourth and fifth seasons.
Or perhaps a PLL movie might work better as a follow-up once the television series has wrapped (a time we don’t like to speak of). It’s always fun to catch back up with beloved television characters a few years after the series’ finale (a la the upcoming Veronica Mars movie). We’re sure we’ll be dying to catch back up with Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily post-finale, and Rosewood always seems to have a spare murderer waiting in the wings.
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