The time has come, Pretty Little Liars fans — the time to say good-bye. Showrunner I. Marlene King just announced via Facebook Live that when the second half of the current Pretty Little Liars season ends next spring, so too will the show. If you’re a devout follower of the goings-on in Rosewood, you won’t be surprised by the news, even if the acuteness of the sting is still the same. Troian Bellisario recently posted to Instagram about filming her final scene with a series-spanning love interest. Ian Harding shared his thoughts on how the series should end at the Television Critics Association press event earlier this month. King even called season seven “the beginning of the end” when it premiered, and the list of characters scheduled to make cameos in this run of episodes is a who’s who of “Do you guys remember that dropped plot point?” all stars, with Freeform billing this the season of “homecomings and reunions.” We may even get a wedding! The series finale will be a movie-sized two hours long, and while making her announcement, King took the chance to tell us that her new series, Famous in Love, will be debuting right as she throws the final shovel of dirt over the top of Liars’ grave. Famous will focus on a character named Paige, and is mercifully not a spinoff about the PLL character Paige McCullers, who is the worst.
You can watch the Facebook Live interview below.