Pretty Little Liars showrunner hints at more Spoby
I. Marlene King says she's 'working on' more story for Spencer and Toby, but what does that mean?
Even though Spencer and Toby ended up together in the Pretty Little Liars series finale, many fans weren’t satisfied with how their story ended. Unlike their fellow couples, there was no major kiss or wedding. So, when all was said and done, fans wanted more.
It’s a fact that has haunted PLL showrunner I. Marlene King. She’s spoken out about it multiple times, from promising fans that Spencer and Toby did in fact live happily ever after to telling EW: “I was very floored by the Spoby fans. It never occurred to any single one of us that those fans would be unhappy with the ending because I feel like there’s this remarkable, wonderful moment between Spencer and Toby where he realizes she is the real Spencer. He was her knight in shining armor, but the fans were still upset that he had sex with Alex Drake. So that really surprised me. I felt like they got their happy ending, but the true Spoby fans were very upset and I feel bad about that to this day.” In fact, King said if she could change anything about the series finale, she’d have Spencer and Toby kiss. “I do feel like I would’ve loved to have given Spoby the extra bonus happy ending,” King said. “But you’d have to have another hour for that.”
Well, does she have another hour? That’s the question. King recently took to Twitter to write a short love story for Spoby which involved Toby helping build homes for the homeless and Spencer working on her law degree. In the story, which you can check out in full below, they share a passionate kiss:
But that’s not the end of it. When Just Jared Jr. tweeted about the story and said they needed more, King replied, “Working on it.” That could mean any number of things, but considering that there is already a PLL spin-off, The Perfectionists, happening at Freeform, is there hope that Spencer and Toby could show up there and give fans the ending they always wanted?
Regardless, it seems like King is determined to make this one up to Spoby fans.
Meanwhile, Spencer’s portrayer, Troian Bellisario, is already having a second life with King: She’s directing an episode of Famous in Love this week.