Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists spinoff has completed the casting process. The network confirmed the new cast members joining the project and provided a few details on the characters they’ll be playing.
Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, and Sofia Carson were previously announced to star in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. The actors just announced who will be joining them are Sydney Park (The Walking Dead), Eli Brown, Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), and Hayley Erin (General Hospital).
The character descriptions, courtesy of Freeform:
- Sydney Park plays Caitlin, a smart, driven and thrives under pressure. The perfect daughter of two perfect mothers, Caitlin has set her sights on following in her mother’s Senatorial footsteps.
- Eli Brown will play Dylan, a gifted cellist who grew up feeling judged in his small hometown and now feels the need to be the best in all of his endeavors. He is deeply committed to his two passions, his music and his boyfriend, Andrew.
- Kelly Rutherford is Claire Hotchkiss, the matriarch of the Hotchkiss family. Claire (along with her husband) is the founder of Hotchkiss Industries and the respected Beacon Heights University. Claire believes perfection is attainable and is the person who pulls the strings behind the scenes to get what she wants.
- Hayley Erin is playing a mysterious, unnamed role.
The Pretty Little Liars spinoff is based on The Perfectionists book series by Sara Shepard. I. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love) wrote the pilot and will executive produce along with Charlie Craig (Pretty Little Liars, The 100), Lisa Cochran-Neilan (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love), Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries), and Gina Girolamo (The 100, The Originals).
The Plot: Everything about the town of Beacon Heights seems perfect, from their top-tier college to their overachieving residents, but nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. The stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi.