Bad news for nasty step-sister fans.

Pretty Little Liars writer Bryan Holdman recently confirmed via Twitter that Kate (aka Hanna’s nasty, Photoshop-savvy step-sister) will not be returning for the Season 3’s summer run.

When a fan asked if Natalie Hall (the actress who plays Kate) will be back, Bryan issued this response: “Looks like not in 3A. Too bad; I like her bad girl moves as Kate.” (For the uninitiated “3A” means the Season 3’s Summer Season in PLL crew-speak.)

It’s a shame that we won’t see Kate for the first dozen episodes, especially since she was on our list of characters that we wanted to revisit in the new season. However, since it has been hinted that we’ll find out about the mysterious Black Swan in the first half of the new season, this could mean that Kate isn’t connected to that mystery. Or maybe she is? Honestly, with a show this mysterious and well-crafted, you never know.

Here’s hoping that we’ll see some more of Kate in the second half of Season 3!

Catch an all-new Pretty Little Liars when Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: Twitter

Maria Mercedes Lara is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @maria_mercedes.

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