Lucy Hale has some bad news for fans of Pretty Little Liars:
The show will not be around forever.
The actress appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday evening, confirming a rumor that has been floating around for months.
She says that Pretty Little Liars will come to an end after Season 7.
(We’re currently in the middle of Pretty Little Liars Season 6.)
“It is ending [after next season],” Hale told a devastated Corden, adding:
“We’ve been doing it for six years. I’ve literally spent my 20s on the show, and I think all good things must come to an end.”
No one else associated with Pretty Little Liars – its producers, its creator – has actually come out and made this announcement.
So there may still be hope yet. But Hale already knows how she wants to drama to conclude.
“I used to say I wanted the show to end [with the girls] walking away in the sunset, they’re all happy, living an A-free life, no drama, right?
“But I don’t, I want it to end really tragically,” she says in the video above.
The number of people who watch Pretty Little Liars online or on television have dwindled in recent years.
Ratings are down and the storylines are getting a tad ridiculous, even for Pretty Little Liars.
Back in December, meanwhile, I. Marlene King wrote on Twitter that the current “uber A” storyline will conclude at the close of Season 7.
She is yet to make any proclamation about life for the series beyond that, though she did tell TV Line many weeks ago that let the fans will “tell us if they’re ready to say goodbye to this world and these characters.”