Is Rosewood ready to finally discover who “A” is on Pretty Little Liars? Apparently so! EW has learned exclusively that the ABC Family series will reveal the elusive troublemaker’s identity in the coming season’s finale, which will air on March 19.
Die-hard fans don’t need to be reminded, but the identity of “A” has been the central mystery of the show since it launched in June 2010. “A” has been threatening to reveal the secrets of the four Pretty Little Liars (Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Benson), mostly via text messages, since their pal Alison (Sasha Pieterse) was murdered in the series premiere. At this point, viewers and fans don’t even know whether “A” is a he or a she.
Details about how, exactly, the reveal will take place – or natch, who “A” will be revealed as – are under lock and key, but now fans and viewers can revel in the knowledge that Liars is working toward something big this season. “We’re running on adrenaline to the finish line,” creator and executive producer Marlene King tells EW exclusively. “This finale is virgin territory in the sense that we are answering some ultra huge questions. We’re giving the audience a lot to digest and talk about between seasons two and three. For the entire cast and crew, lips are sealed and excitement is at an all time high. To steal a line from the finale script, ‘This feels big.’” Indeed.
Additionally, the season finale will see someone arrested for the murder of Alison (finally!), as well as the death of a beloved character (don’t worry, it’s not one of the four main gals).
Pretty Little Liars returns for the second half of its second season on Monday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.
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