Tuesday, September 26, 2017

'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists' Spinoff Show Starring Sasha Pieterse & Janel Parrish Announced

Alison (Sasha Pieterse) and Mona (Janel Parrish) are back for a Pretty Little Liars spinoff!


Pretty Little Liars is getting a new spinoff! Freeform has ordered a pilot for the show. Get ready for Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists! The pilot will be shot in January 2018. Here's everything we know so far.


'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists' Spin-Off Television Show Starring Sasha Pieterse & Janel Parrish
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Back in 2014, Freeform decided to adapt Sara Shepard's book series The Perfectionists into a television show. Now they've added a pretty little twist. The Perfectionists television show will be a Pretty Little Liars spinoff featuring fan favorites Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) and Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish).

"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," said Karey Burke (executive vice president, programming and development, Freeform).

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, is based on the popular book series The Perfectionists, written by Sara Shepard, who also penned the #1 New York Times bestselling book series Pretty Little Liars.
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.

I. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love) wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer with Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries) and Gina Girolamo (The 100, The Originals).

"I can’t wait to introduce our fans – and Sasha and Janel – to a new world of thrills and chills in Beacon Heights," Marlene King said.

Pretty Little Liars stars Sasha Pieterse (Inherent Vice) and Janel Parrish (To All the Boys I've Loved Before and is currently starring in a production of Grease in Toronto) 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.

The two girls have known about the spinoff for about a year, but they couldn't talk about it until now. “I’ve known that this is in the works for probably about a year,” Sasha Pieterse told PEOPLE. “I feel like PLL made me a good secret keeper, but I’m not a good liar. But I’m super excited about it, and I can’t wait to get started.” (Sasha Pieterse was also a good secret keeper about her Dancing with the Stars gig. Her PLL co-stars had no idea Sasha was going to be on season 25 of DWTS).

Sasha Pieterse is excited that Janel Parrish and Marlene King will be working on the spinoff with her. “I get to work with all of my favorite people again. So it’s going to be one big happy family and I can’t wait to start. I think we start filming in January.”

Unfortunately, Sasha couldn't spill many details on how her Pretty Little Liars character will be entwined in the world of The Perfectionists. We'll just have to wait and see exactly how the worlds of Rosewood and Beacon Heights intersect.

"Sara Shepard who wrote PLL also wrote this book series. It has nothing to do with PLL, they're just kind of putting my character into it. It's still a murder mystery and it's a really interesting plotline. I don't think I can say anything yet!" Sasha told E! News.

Sasha Pieterse shared the exciting news with this photo on Instagram and captioned it "So this is happening!!! "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” will include me and my girl, @JanelParrish and we feel right at home @freeform 💖".


And the Pretty Little Liars cast are happy for Sasha and Janel. Lucy Hale, Aria on PLL, responded to the news by tweeting " Yay bb girls !!!!!! @SashaaPieterse @JanelParrish @imarleneking".



Janel Parrish tweeted back " Lovelovelove you Luce".

Shay Mitchell, Emily on PLL, congratulated both Sasha and Janel on the good news. " Congrats ladies!!! Can't wait to watch!!! @JanelParrish" she tweeted.


PLL showrunner Marlene King tweeted " Of course ya'all know how excited I am about! #PLLFamilyForEver #PrettyLittleLiars #ThePerfectionists  @sarabooks #FreeForm".


Sara Shepard, author of the Pretty Little Liars and The Perfectionists book series, is also excited for this upcoming spinoff that combines the two worlds she created in her books. "got a secret, can you keep it? so excited that #theperfectionists is being made into a PILOT at #freeform!! @sashapieterse.27 @janelparrish @imarleneking ❤️❤️❤️❤️" she wrote.

Hopefully other Pretty Little Liars characters might make surprise appearances on the PLL spinoff, too! How excited are you for the Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists spinoff?!

4 comments:

  1. omg, i need this. when will it air?

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    1. They haven't announced a release date yet. Sasha Pieterse thinks they will film the pilot in January 2018, so we may have to wait a while before the spinoff airs.

      As soon as Freeform announces a premiere date, I'll post it.

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  2. This makes me so happy

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