Who Is In the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Spin-Off ‘The Perfectionists’?

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
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It’s been almost two years since Pretty Little Liars Season 7 aired, closing out the popular teen drama series with a shocking series finale that finally brought answers to the years of mystery. Now, a spin-off series, The Perfectionists, is on its way. While much of the plot is being kept under wraps, there are a few intriguing details about the new drama that we can share, including who will be starring in The Perfectionists.

What is The Perfectionists about?

The series, officially titled Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, is a spin-off of the Pretty Little Liars series. The Perfectionists won’t take place in Rosewood but will feature a lot of the same kinds of mystery. The tagline reads: “In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.”

Who from Pretty Little Liars will be on The Perfectionists?

There probably won’t be an “A” per se, but there will at least be two women who know a lot about dealing with secrets: Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, will reprise their characters Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal, both of whom are now teachers at Beacon Heights University.

These are the new characters on The Perfectionists

In addition to Mona and Ali, the three students at the center of the plot are Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan. Sofia Carson (the Descendants films) plays Ava, “a blogger and designer with huge dreams — and secrets — of her own.” Caitlin is portrayed by Sydney Park (The Walking Dead), and the character is described as “a force to reckoned with” who has “big goals and ambitions.” Finally, Dylan, a cellist who “strives to be the very best,” is played by newcomer Eli Brown.

Will any of the other Pretty Little Liars show up on The Perfectionists?

Ali and Mona are great characters but there are four other women who most Pretty Little Liars fans would like to see on The Perfectionists. Will Hanna (Ashley Benson), Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) appear on the new series?

At present, it doesn’t seem as though the original four PLLs have filmed anything for The Perfectionists. Creator of both series, I. Marlene King, told ET in an interview that those actresses “were all ready to go do new things” when the original series wrapped. But never say never: King added that they are “really supportive of this show” and “everything is possible.”

Is The Perfectionists based on a book?

Like Pretty Little Liars, The Perfectionists is based on a novel by Sara Shepard. There are two books in that particular series, The Perfectionists and The Good Girls. The show comes from Pretty Little Liars showrunner King.

When does The Perfectionists air?


The series was first announced in Fall 2017, just a few months after the series finale of Pretty Little Liars. The first season was picked up for 10 episodes in Spring 2018. After a long wait, the release date is finally here: The series will begin airing on March 20, 2019, on Freeform.

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