Freeform’s returning to the world of Pretty Little Liars with the spinoff, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. The network’s ordered a pilot for the spinoff with Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish returning to reprise their roles as Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal.
The pilot’s set up with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is based on Sara Shepard’s bestselling book series, The Perfectionists. Shepard also wrote Pretty Little Liars, and Pretty Little Liars‘ I. Marlene King and Leslie Morgenstein return behind the scenes. King wrote the pilot and executive produces with Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
“At Freeform, we are committed to delivering shows that push boundaries and become a part of our viewers’ lives. Pretty Little Liars was a cultural phenomenon so it’s no wonder fans wanted more,” stated Karey Burke, executive vice president, programming and development, Freeform. “We can’t wait to continue Marlene King’s rich and revolutionary storytelling with a new crop of leading ladies from Beacon Heights who will hold just as many secrets and lies as Rosewood did.”
“I’m beyond excited to continue my collaboration with Sara Shepard, Alloy, Freeform and Warner Horizon,” added Marlene King. “I can’t wait to introduce our fans – and Sasha and Janel – to a new world of thrills and chills in Beacon Heights.”
The Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists 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.
Pretty Little Liars stars Sasha Pieterse (Inherent Vice) and Janel Parrish (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) are set to reprise their original roles in the new pilot. In Pretty Little Liars, Pieterse played Alison DiLaurentis, the former queen bee whose mysterious disappearance rocked the small town of Rosewood. Parrish played Mona Vanderwaal, Hanna Marin’s best friend, who was unmasked as the mysterious tormentor “A” at the end of the show’s second season, and ultimately beat uber-villain, A.D., at her own game.