Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists finished its premiere with the beginning of a murder mystery. As viewers know, Nolan Hotchkiss met a grisly end in the series premiere. If you thought that Nolan’s murder would be the only mystery, think again.
There will be more to the Pretty Little Liars spinoff than that series-opening murder mystery. When asked what the format would be going forward, series’ creator I. Marlene King told CinemaBlend’s Nick Venable the following:
What could these other mysteries involve? Well, there are several options. The first is the mystery of why Nolan’s sister Taylor faked her death. Why did she do it and how did she pull it off? Furthering the mystery is that her brother knew she had, and they appeared to be working against some frightening force.
Speaking of which, the reveal of the all-seeing Beacon Guard is another mystery waiting to be solved. Why Mona is working with them and how Nolan and Taylor’s mom is involved is another angle to the whole thing. Not too mention there is the ongoing mystery of what led to Emily and Alison’s current relationship status.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is already setting out on a similar course to the one set by its predecessor series. Did having that brand in place make the spinoff comfortable to push things further? I. Marlene King weighed in with the answer, saying:
Towards the end of its run, Pretty Little Liars started to push the envelope more, especially following the rebranding of ABC Family as Freeform. According to what I. Marlene King is saying, The Perfectionists got to start off with fewer restraints. A change from the way Pretty Little Liars got underway.
What can fans expect moving forward? Well, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ creator hints at exciting times ahead. She even shared there is a special scene in the second episode that ties back to the original series. In her own words, I. Marlene King said:
Thank goodness Pretty Little Liars is still on Netflix! If you want to check the scene out, you can. As fans of the original know, its pilot ended with the supposed discovery of Alison’s remains before concluding with her funeral. Keep an eye out for the link between the scenes.
At the end of the day, Pretty Little Liars has meant different things to different people. What does is it mean to the franchise’s creator? I. Marlene King ended up sharing her take on that, as well as teasing how the new characters would come together, saying:
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists did not see its characters get off to the best start with one another. Dynamics change and relationships grow, which will be the case for these new characters. Seeing them develop their relationship along with Alison and Mona developing theirs should be fun.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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