We officially can’t keep up with Pretty Little Liars -- and it’s not even about the plot this time. On Tuesday, December 22, the Internet freaked out after Variety reported that creator I. Marlene King said that the hit ABC Family drama would be ending after season 7.
Her exact words to Variety regarding the upcoming season 6B’s story line time jump?
"I think that this story when we're back will end next year at the at end of season 7," King said. Variety then asked: “So you definitely want it to end at the end of season 7, and don't want it to go beyond that?" King replied: "Correct."
Here’s where things became confusing. According to King, she didn’t mean “end” as in the end of PLL.
“What I said was ‘This Uber A story that starts on January 12 will end when season 7 ends.’ I did not say PLL will end. "Just sayin 4 real,” she tweeted Tuesday night. “Technically I was supposed to say ‘the new big bad’ but let's get real, it's ‘uber A.’ #whatwehavebeenwaitingfor.”
Last season, we found out who A was —Vanessa Ray’s character CeCe Drake, who turned out to actually be Alison’s older brother, Charles, who transited into Charlotte, and later went by the name CeCe.
And because we’re all super confused, King, trying to keep Us in holiday cheer, concluded: “Goodnight my loves. Hope we cleared a few things up. Enjoy your friends and family. They r what matters most.”
One thing we do know for sure is that Pretty Little Liars season 6B returns January 12 on ABC Family’s revamped Freeform.