Here's what the Pretty Little Liars cast will be doing next
It’s been a long seven years for the girls at the center of Pretty Little Liars.
But with last night’s Freeform series finale seeing A.D. finally unmasked and Hanna, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Alison ready to switch off their phone notifications and head into the sunset, fans might be wondering what the actors portraying Rosewood’s expert secret keepers (and mystery solvers) may be doing next.
If you’re one of them, you’re in luck because EW has put together a list of where you can find your favorite liars (and their respective significant others), as well as show creator Marlene King. (And don’t worry, no all-seeing cameras — or creepy dolls — were used in the compiling of this list.)
Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery)
The actress behind Aria Montgomery (or rather Fitz) will be returning to her WB roots (she starred in the short-lived, but no less loved Privileged) to
serve a star in Life Sentence. The upcoming CW show set to premiere in 2018 sees her character Stella Abbott recover from cancer, now getting used to the idea that she has her whole life ahead of her, only to learn her friends and family may have been lying to her the entire time to prevent her condition from getting worse. Hale has also been cast in the upcoming film Truth Or Dare, which will be directed by Kick-Ass 2‘s Jeff Wadlow and produced by studio Blumhouse (Get Out, Split). The horror movie follows the story of a college student in Mexico who is tricked into playing a supernatural version of the titular game. Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey and Edge of Seventeen‘s Hayden Szeto also star.
Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings)
Channeling her ambitious and clever character, Bellisario has written and produced her first feature film, in which she also stars. Titled Feed, the movie sees her play Olivia Grey, the 18-year-old twin sister of Tom Felton’s (The Flash, Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise) Matthew. However, when tragedy strikes and leaves her an only child, she must work through her loss and ensuing survivor’s guilt. Bellisario based the film (which arrives on VOD on July 18) on her own experience with anorexia.
Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields)
Since the debut of Pretty Little Liars, Mitchell has been working on a range of other projects over the years, including co-authoring a semi-autobiographical novel (Bliss), and launching an athleisure wear line (Fit to Wander) and a YouTube channel — she has more than 2 million subscribers — regularly posting videos (like her popular “Shaycation” travel series) that garner millions of views. But that’s not the only place fans can see Mitchell. The actress (and digital influencer) was also the focus of an 8-episode reality series on the VOD subscription service Fullscreen, called Shades of Shay, which followed her as she embarked on her post-PLL life.
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Sasha Pieterse (Alison DiLaurentis)
Fans of Pieterse — with a Netflix account — will be able to binge her latest movie, Coin Heist, which premiered on the streaming site earlier this year. Pieterse plays a member of a group of kids who try to raise money for their school by breaking into a mint so they can create a limited edition run of coins to sell to interested collectors for large amounts of money.
Ashley Benson (Hanna Marin)
Benson announced last year that she would be taking a break from acting after wrapping the long-running show. Instead, she’ll use the time off to focus on herself and get back into her hobbies. (Hopefully, she’ll find the perfect project to lure her back!)
Janel Parrish (Mona Vanderwaal)
Fans of Parrish may have to do some traveling to see the trained dancer turn her talents to the stage. She announced late last year that she would be starring in A Walk To Remember: The Unauthorized Musical as Jamie Sullivan, the role played by This Is Us‘ Mandy Moore in the beloved movie adaptation. But, you may be able to catch her on the big screen later this year in the movie Tiger — it’s still seeking a distributor and official release date — in which she stars opposite Mickey Rourke.
Ian Harding (Ezra Fitz)
The newly minted author — Odd Birds, a memoir that celebrates his love of bird watching — has already been cast as a series regular in a new FOX comedy, Thin Ice. Co-written and executive produced by New Girl creator Liz Meriwether, the show sees a former receptionist named Lou (Good Luck, Charlie‘s Bridgit Mendler) take a job in Antarctica in order to renew her love of science. Harding will play Andrew, the station manager of an Antarctica-based research team, who is trying to adjust to his new job after failing on Wall Street.
Keegan Allen (Toby Cavanaugh)
Everyone’s favorite Rosewood detective isn’t TV or movie bound anytime soon, but he did release a single (“Million Miles Away“) earlier this year, which could be hinting at an additional career in music.
Tyler Blackburn (Caleb Rivers)
Blackburn may be following in his TV wife’s footsteps by also taking a brief break from acting, but like his onscreen bro Toby, he too is dipping his toe in music. (Blackburn has actually recorded a few songs over the years, including one that played during his stint on PLL.) The actor collaborated with singer-songwriter Carolyne Neuman (a.k.a. Novi) for a single called “Long Day,” which he shared will be coming out soon.
I. Marlene King (creator)
Last minute cameo aside, King is the person who brought the Liars into all our lives. And while one of her series may now be off the air, she’s staying busy with her other current series Famous In Love. Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!, The DUFF) stars as Paige Townsen, a college student who lands the starring role in a Twilight-like Hollywood movie, who must now figure out how to balance her newfound fame with her potential romantic relationships.