How Would A 'Pretty Little Liars' Season 8 Look?

by Kaitlin Reilly

The Season 6 finale of Pretty Little Liars was mind-blowing on so many levels, but it was also something else: The beginning of the end of Pretty Little Liars as we know it. But, as sad as I am to hear that a day without A is headed towards us, it only makes sense. After being stalked by A, Big A, and now Uber A, the Liars should be just about ready to haul themselves off to a remote desert island that hasn't yet received cell service. Any more people torturing the Liars and even fans may get a little dizzy from all these twists and turns, but that doesn't mean that Pretty Little Liars is necessarily ending after Season 7. There's always a chance that Pretty Little Liars could continue into Season 8 — it just might look a lot different than the show we know.

Though the plan suggesting that Season 7 of Pretty Little Liars has been the most reported, there's hope. Yes, in February, Lucy Hale went on the Late Late Show With James Corden and revealed to the host that the plan is for Season 7 to be PLL 's last — however, showrunner I. Marlene King took to Twitter in December to clarify that nothing is set in stone when it comes to the end of the series. According to King, while the Uber A story will officially end with Season 7, PLL itself might not end. In King's Season 7 spoiler video, the showrunner stated that Season 7 would be "the end of Pretty Little Liars as you know it." The key words here: "As you know it." This opens up a few possibilities about what could happen to the series. Could King be hinting that Pretty Little Liars will reboot itself after Season 7?

It's not out of the question. While Hanna, Emily, Aria, and Spencer are the lifeblood of the series, they aren't the only teenage girls who could become entangled in A's web. While "A" may have stood for Mona, Charlotte, and now this mysterious Uber A, it has always been more of a symbol than a literal person. This could open up a path to bring on brand-new characters who are also dealing with their own stalker, perhaps one who also uses the moniker A. In that way, Pretty Little Liars could rebrand itself, making the A game part of a larger anthology story rather than specific to the Liars as we know them today.

While I think it would be difficult for any version of Pretty Little Liars to match up to the one we have been watching for six seasons, I would be curious to see what would happen should the Liars pass the torch on to a new group of friends. But before that happens... let's make sure we get all of our Uber A-related answers, deal?

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