A month after Famous In Love wrapped its second season on Freeform, its future remains uncertain, with no final decision by the network. The series executive producer I. Marlene King just took to Twitter to counter online reports that the series has been canceled, with the May 30 season 2 finale serving as the series finale.
She also used the social media platform to rebuke a claim in an online report about a clash between her and Thorne that was listed as one of reasons for canceling the show. King’s statement was later retweeted by Thorne.
The renewal decision is not an easy one. The series ended Season 2 on a high note, posting new season highs in key demographics in three of the last five weeks. However, year-vs-year, Famous In Love’s ratings were down.
Still, Famous In Love stars a social media powerhouse, Thorne, and finished Season 2 with multiple cliffhangers. It comes from one of Freeform’s top showrunners, King, who is behind the network’s biggest hit, Pretty Little Liars, and the upcoming spinoff series. The initial cancellation report this afternoon by Spoiler TV caught everyone by surprise, including Thorne.
Based on Rebecca Serle’s novel, Famous in Love hailed from Pretty Little Liars’ creator King. Thorne stars as Paige, a college student who lands a starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. Cast also included Carter Jenkins, Charlie Depew, Georgie Flores, Niki Koss, Pepi Sonuga, Keith Powers and Perrey Reeves.
King and Melissa Carter co-showrun and serve as executive producers along with Miguel Arteta, Dan Farah and Serle. The series was co-developed by King and Serle and was produced by Long Lake Media, Farah Films and Carmina Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
Freeform recently canceled Shadowhunters, which will end after its current third season.