AceShowbiz - Freeform has announced that the network has ordered a pilot for "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist". The spin-off of "PLL" will see the flagship series' stars Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprising their roles as Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal, respectively.
The new hour-long drama is based on a book series, "The Perfectionist", by Sara Shepard. The potential new series will bring viewers to Beacon Heights, a town where everything only "seems perfect." 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.
"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," said Karey Burke, executive vice president of programming and development at Freeform. "We can't wait to continue [showrunner] I. 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," executive producer I. Marlene King added. "I can't wait to introduce our fans--and Sasha and Janel--to a new world of thrills and chills in Beacon Heights."
"Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist" is produced by Alloy Entertainment and Long Lake Media in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. In addition to writing the pilot, I. Marlene King will serve as executive producer with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
The mothership series, "PLL", debuted in 2010 and ran on Freeform for 7 season until 2017. The series ranked as cable's No. 1 drama among viewers 18-34 and 12-34 during its finale season with 266 million engagements. "PLL" was also one of Top 6 most tweeted scripted cable TV telecasts in the platform's history.