Pretty Little Liars continues to be a ratings juggernaut — both in viewership and in social media — for ABC Family. It’s hard to imagine the network canceling the teen drama in the foreseeable future, which is good news for those fans hoping for a sixth season of Pretty Little Liars. Executive producer Marlene King told E! Online that the writers are up for a sixth season if the network is. (Um, we think they are, Marlene.)
"I don't think the end of season five is the end of our story," Marlene said. "We know what that ending is already and it definitely sets us up for some more stories to tell in season six, but of course we have to rely on ABC Family for that, but I think they'll think so too."
Wow. This is the most promising official mention of a sixth season we’ve heard yet. Marlene said in June that she was up for: “At least five. I hope more.” But this seems like everyone is tentatively on board for another two seasons (the fifth and sixth). Of course, there are many variables that could affect the possibility of a sixth season between now and the time of its presumed filming — roughly a year from now — but the intention is definitely there. As long as people keep watching.
This is definitely good news, we just hope Pretty Little Liars uses the potential opportunity of a sixth season to try new things rather than stick too closely to the same formula. After five years of cat-and-mouse between “A” and the Liars, change is necessary (not to mention at least a mention of a high school graduation in the Liars’ future). Perhaps this will come in the form of a new “A,” the strategy both the TV and book series have used to keep things interesting. Right now, we are in the second “A” arc. The first featured Mona as “A.” Now, we’re dealing with someone else. Perhaps, Pretty Little Liars will use the sixth season to launch another “A” arc? We’re not sure how much longer they can keep this one going without aggravating fans.
Are you excited to hear about the possibility of a sixth season? How long do you want PLL to last? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.