The confirmation news that “Famous in Love” is going to be on small screen soon, comes as a kind of blow to the fans of “Pretty Little Liars.”
The fans of the latter are in a fix assuming that their favorite show is going to end soon as its showrunner, I. Marlene King is going to have a very busy schedule following her joining on-board of “Famous in Love.” King will co-executive produce the project.
King’s involvement in “Famous in Love” indeed raises some questions about the status of her popular American teen drama “Pretty Little Liars.” Recently, the series is only renewed through Season 7 and Lucy Hale has hinted many times that Season 7 may be the end of “Pretty Little Liars.”
It is kind of making clear that the show will end soon with season 7. Even in her interview with Variety, the 53-year-old showrunner seemed to give subtle signals about the news, saying that the Uber A story would end with Season 7. On the other hand, King took to Twitter On December 2015 to clarify that she did not necessarily mean that the series as a whole would end, expressing:
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.
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) December 23, 2015
Since we have seen a lot of showrunners working steadily on more than one series at a time, thus, it won’t be surprising if we see “Pretty Little Liars” and “Famous in Love” running parallel by King, says Bustle.
Names like Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, and Carlton Cuse top the list of show-runners with many projects. As a matter of fact, King herself was an executive producer on “Ravenswood,” the Pretty Little Liars spinoff.
King also is not handling the Sara Shepard’s book’s Small-screen adaptation all by herself. There are also quite a few other executive producers attached to “Pretty Little Liars” including Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty, Leslie Morgenstein, and Bob Levy.
It is also common with TV shows swapping out showrunners all the time, so the audience can be really hopeful that their beloved “Pretty Little Liars” will also have another executive producer to run the show.