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Fans Are Convinced Lucy Hale Just Teased A Pretty Little Liars Cameo

The actor played Aria Montgomery in the original series.

Lucy Hale in 'Pretty Little Liars'
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Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale might have a secret, and if fan sleuthing proves correct, she’ll find it hard to keep it.

On April 9, the official poster for Max’s reboot series, Pretty Little Liars: Summer School, was released on Instagram with the caption, “It’s gonna be A killer summer.” Hale, who played Aria Montgomery in the original series, joined in on the excitement, commenting under the post, “Kinda making me want to go back to school?”

The actor’s “cryptic” comment, as one user dubbed it, led some PLL fans to theorize that Aria could make an appearance in the reboot’s second season, which arrives on the streaming platform on May 9.

“Not you hinting at a cameo Ms. Hale!” one fan commented on Instagram. “Now wait a minute!” another wrote. Others called for Hale to make a Pretty Little Liars return alongside her former onscreen love interest, Ezra Fitz (played by Ian Harding). “We need you and @ianmharding to make an appearance.”

The original Pretty Little Liars cast. Jaimie Trueblood/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images

In case you missed the Pretty Little Liars original run, Hale starred on the show for seven seasons (2010-2017) opposite Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings), Ashley Benson (Hanna Marin), and Holly Marie Combs (Ella Montgomery), among others.

Based on Sara Shepard’s same-named book series, the drama followed a group of teens who, after the disappearance of their friend, were harassed by the mysterious “A.” The show spawned multiple spinoffs, as well as the Max reboot, the first season of which debuted in 2022.

She Hasn’t Ruled Out A Cameo

The reboot is set in the fictional town of Millwood, Pennsylvania. It centers on five teen girls who are tormented by an unknown figure, who blames their mothers for a death that occurred on New Year’s Eve 1999.

While Hale didn’t appear in the first season, her character was referenced in the series.

“I forget how my character Aria is involved, but I know she’s been mentioned in some way. I mean, I never say ‘never.’ That show was the biggest gift in my life,” she told MovieWeb in January. “I hold so much gratitude for that experience. I don’t know if I’d ever do a reboot, but who knows? I’m happy they’re letting it live on. I think it’s amazing.”