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Pretty Little Liars (franchise)

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The Pretty Little Liars franchise is a multimedia franchise consisting of two book series, short stories, three television series, four television specials a web series, and one television soundtrack. The initial novel of the same novel was first published in 2006.[1] The first television series also entitled Pretty Little Liars began airing on ABC Family in June 2010; meanwhile, additional books continued to be published.[2] A television soundtrack called "Pretty Little Liars: Television Soundtrack" was released in 2011.[3] Pretty Dirty Secrets, a web series was released on ABC Family's website in the fall of 2012 alongside the third season of Pretty Little Liars.[4] The second series to make it to television, Ravenswood, aired on ABC Family from 2013 to 2014 and was cancelled after one season.[5] Pretty Little Liars was later cancelled and aired its final episode in June 2017. The first book of The Perfectionists was released in April 2014 and a second book in 2015. A television series for The Perfectionists was developed and later reworked into a spin-off and sequel of Pretty Little Liars with the title Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists which premiered in March 2019.[6]

Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars (TV series) logo.svg
Franchise logo
Created bySara Shepard
Original workPretty Little Liars (novel)
Print publications
Book(s)
Short storiesVarious short stories
Films and television
Television series
Web seriesPretty Dirty Secrets
Television special(s)
Audio
Soundtrack(s)Pretty Little Liars: Television Soundtrack
Official website

Contents

BooksEdit

Pretty Little LiarsEdit

Pretty Little Liars is a series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard. Beginning with 2006's initial novel of the same name, the series follows the lives of five girls – Alison DiLaurentis Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery and Emily Fields. The series contains of 21 total books split into 4 arcs of 4 books each, the remaining 5 are made up of short stories and companion novels. The novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list.[7][8][9] The franchise has been licensed by Amazon.com's Kindle Worlds range of non-canon ebooks.[10]

The PerfectionistsEdit

The Perfectionists is a series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard. The first book of the same name was released on October 2, 2014.[11] The second novel, and sequel to the first, titled The Good Girls was released on June 2, 2015.[12] A television adaption for the series had been in the works at The CW since 2013 but the rights were later sold to Freeform.[13]

TelevisionEdit

Pretty Little LiarsEdit

Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name. The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named "A" who threatens to expose their deepest secrets. The series features an ensemble cast, headed by Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings, Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery, Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin, Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields, Sasha Pieterse as Alison DiLaurentis and Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal. The series premiered on June 8, 2010 on ABC Family, and ended on June 27, 2017. The ratings success of the first 10 episodes prompted the book series to be extended beyond the initial eight novels.[14] On August 29, 2016, Freeform confirmed that the series would be ending after its seventh season in 2017.[15] The series finale was viewed by an estimated 1.41 million viewers. It had the second-highest rating of any cable TV series that aired that night.[16]

Pretty Dirty SecretsEdit

Pretty Dirty Secrets is an American mystery web series from the television series Pretty Little Liars. The web series takes place between the events of the series' third season episodes, "The Lady Killer" and "This Is a Dark Ride". Set in the Rosewood Halloween Spooktacular Store, as the people of Rosewood prepared for Halloween.[17]

RavenswoodEdit

Ravenswood is an American supernatural teen drama, mystery-thriller television series created by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Joseph Dougherty. The show aired on ABC Family from October 22, 2013 until February 4, 2014.[18] It is the first spin-off series of Pretty Little Liars. Set in the fictional town of Ravenswood, Pennsylvania, the series follows five strangers whose lives become intertwined by a deadly curse that has plagued their town for generations. They have to dig into the town's dark past to solve the mysterious curse. Ravenswood was cancelled due to low ratings after one season.[19][20][21]

Pretty Little Liars: The PerfectionistsEdit

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, the third series in the franchise, is an American television series created by I. Marlene King. The series is a sequel to Pretty Little Liars and based on the novel The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard. It is the second spin-off series of Pretty Little Liars which will include some of the main characters with Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprising their roles as Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal respectively.[22][23] Freeform picked up the series for a 10-episode season on May 14, 2018 and is set to premiere on March 20, 2019.[24][25]

Series overviewEdit

Series Years Television seasons
2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Pretty Little Liars 2010–17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Does not appear
Pretty Dirty Secrets 2012 Does not appear 1 Does not appear
Ravenswood 2013–14 Does not appear 1 Does not appear
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists 2019 Does not appear 1

Main castEdit

Series Character Appearances Actor
PLL PDS RW PLL: TP
Pretty Little Liars Spencer Hastings Main Does not appear Troian Bellisario
Alex Drake
Hanna Marin Main Does not appear Guest Does not appear Ashley Benson
Ella Montgomery Main Does not appear Holly Marie Combs
Aria Montgomery Main Does not appear Lucy Hale
Ezra Fitz Main Does not appear Ian Harding
Maya St. Germain Main Does not appear Bianca Lawson
Ashley Marin Main Does not appear Chad Lowe
Emily Fields Main Does not appear Shay Mitchell
Pam Fields Main Does not appear Nia Peeples
Alison DiLaurentis Main Does not appear Main Sasha Pieterse
Caleb Rivers Main Does not appear Main Does not appear Tyler Blackburn
Mona Vanderwaal Main Does not appear Main Janel Parrish
Jessica DiLaurentis Main Does not appear Anne Marie DeLuise
Andrea Parker
Mary Drake Main Does not appear
Pretty Dirty Secrets Shana Fring Recurring Main Does not appear Aeriél Miranda
Jason DiLaurentis Recurring Main Does not appear Drew Van Acker
Charlotte Drake Recurring Main Does not appear Vanessa Ray
Noel Kahn Recurring Main Does not appear Brant Daugherty
Garrett Reynolds Recurring Main Does not appear Yani Gellman
Lucas Gottesman Recurring Main Does not appear Brendan Robinson
Ravenswood Miranda Collins Guest Does not appear Main Does not appear Nicole Gale Anderson
Caleb Rivers Main Does not appear Main Does not appear Tyler Blackburn
Raymond Collins Does not appear Main Does not appear Steven Cabral
Luke Matheson Guest Does not appear Main Does not appear Brett Dier
Remy Beaumont Does not appear Main Does not appear Britne Oldford
Dillon Sanders Does not appear Main Does not appear Luke Benward
Olivia Matheson Does not appear Main Does not appear Merritt Patterson
Pretty Little Liars:
The Perfectionists
Alison DiLaurentis Main Does not appear Main Sasha Pieterse
Mona Vanderwaal Main Does not appear Main Janel Parrish
Ava Jalali Does not appear Main Sofia Carson
Caitlin Park-Lewis Does not appear Main Sydney Park
Dylan Walker Does not appear Main Eli Brown
Taylor Hotchkiss Does not appear Main Hayley Erin
Jeremy Beckett Does not appear Main Graeme Thomas King
Claire Hotchkiss Does not appear Main Kelly Rutherford

Turkish adaptationEdit

A Turkish adaptation was titled Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar (Sweet Little Liars) premiered on Star TV from July 6 to October 3, 2015.[26] The Turkish series served as a loose remake to the American series. The series ended after one season with 13 episodes.

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "The Perfectionists". Amazon. May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Good Girls (Perfectionists)". Amazon. April 26, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  13. ^ The Futon Critic staff (October 29, 2013). "Development Update: Tuesday, October 29". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  14. ^ Armstrong, Jennifer (December 8, 2010). "'Pretty Little Liars': Four new books on the way, starting in July". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
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  16. ^ Welch, Alex (2017-06-28). "Tuesday cable ratings: 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale scores high". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  17. ^ Ng, Philiana (October 4, 2012). "'Pretty Dirty Secrets': Inside the Web Series That Keeps the Rosewood Mystery Alive". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  18. ^ ""Ravenswood" to Premiere on ABC Family on October 22". The Futon Critic. August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
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  21. ^ Bowman, Sabienna (February 15, 2014). "'Ravenswood' Cancelled by ABC Family". TV Equals. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  22. ^ "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Spin-Off Show Announced". Freeform. September 25, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  23. ^ "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Spin-Off Show Announced". Freeform.com. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  24. ^ Petski, Denise (May 14, 2018). "'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists' Picked Up To Series At Freeform". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  25. ^ Highfill, Samantha (February 5, 2019). "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists gets March premiere date, official trailer". Entertainment weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  26. ^ "Pretty Little Liars (Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar)". Turkish Drama. Retrieved July 2, 2018.