The world of Pretty Little Liars is growing.
ABC Family announced today a spinoff of that series. The spinoff, called Ravenswood, will focus on a town near Rosewood, Pennsylvania, which has suffered for generations under a deadly curse. Five strangers find themselves linked to this curse, with each needing to find out more about the town and its deadly history before it is too late - for them. Spooky. This builds off this year's Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode.
This spinoff will premiere in October and comes from Pretty Little Liars executive producer Marlene King. She will executive produce this series with Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein.
Pretty Little Liars ended its third season on March 19, averaging nearly 3 million viewers. Production on the fourth season has begun already and a fifth season has been greenlit.
“Pretty Little Liars is brand-defining and demo-defining for ABC Family. We are proud to be able to grow the PLL franchise in two ways – both by adding additional seasons of the original and by extending the storytelling into a spin-off. Ravenswood will become another ‘must-tweet-TV’ series for us,” said Michael Riley, ABC Family president.
“Pretty Little Liars has maintained the #1 spot in its cable time period in all core women demos since its premiere in 2010 with fans who are passionate, loyal, social and mobile. Ravenswood will have plenty of mystery, drama, friendships and suspense that will inspire the same dedication from its fans. We are very excited about both series," added Kate Juergens, ABC Family executive vice president original programming and development.