In the town of Beacon Heights, everything seems perfect — from their top-tier college, to their overachieving residents. But, like many small towns, nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be, as the stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder.
“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 written by Sara Shepard. 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 was a success story for ABC Family (now known as Freeform), lasting seven seasons and garnering a dedicated fanbase. It went on to spawn two short-lived spin-offs, “Ravenswood” and “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” which were both canceled after one season. A reboot of the series, entitled “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” is currently in development for HBO Max.