UPDATED with trailer: The Pretty Little Liars universe will continue at Freeform. The network has picked up to series drama pilot Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, with a 10-episode order. You can watch the first trailer above.
The spinoff hails from the same auspices as the original series, writer/executive producer I. Marlene King, Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, and it is based on the popular book series The Perfectionists, written by PLL author Sara Shepard. Freeform also released two first-look images (see below).
The series stars PLL alums Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprising their roles as Alison and Mona, respectively, along with Sofia Carson (Disney’s Descendants) as Ava. Cast also includes Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) as Caitlin, newcomer Eli Brown as Dylan, Graeme Thomas King (The Widow) as Jeremy, Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) as Claire and Hayley Erin (General Hospital) in an undisclosed role.
The spinoff is set in the town of Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town where a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is produced by Alloy Entertainment and Long Lake Media in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. King (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love) wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer on the series 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 pilot was directed and executive produced by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (Relationship Status).