Chad Lowe may be best known in Pretty Little Liars circles as Aria’s dad, Byron Montgomery, but he has another PLL-related role: director! Chad is gearing up to direct Season 4, Episode 9: “Into the Deep,” and he’s taken to Twitter to express his excitement.

“Prep for directing #PrettyLittleLiars episode #409 in full swing!” tweeted Chad yesterday. We’re pretty excited, too. This will be Chad’s sixth time in the director’s chair for the show. He also has an impressive directorial resume featuring other popular television series, such as Bones and Brothers & Sisters.

Some of Chad’s PLL-directed episodes have been among our favorites. Last season, he helmed “Hot Water,” or as we like to call it:  The One Where Ashley Marin Runs Wilden Down With Her Car. Pretty intense stuff, and Chad did an excellent job with it.

What can we expect from “Into the Deep”? Well, we don’t know too much about the ep, aside from the fact that it is Toby-less, Emily will be meeting an Olympic-level swim coach, and Ezra will be appearing. Aside from the Toby thing, we’d say Chad has a lot of good stuff to work with. Hopefully, he spends a decent amount of time in front of the camera during Season 4, too.

Do you like Chad’s episodes? Are you looking forward to “Into the Deep”? Let us know in the comments below!

Pretty Little Liars Season 4 premieres on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: @ichadlowe