Pretty Little Liars (franchise)

Pretty Little Liars is a multimedia franchise consisting of two book series, four television series and one web series. The initial novel of the same name was first published in 2006.[1]

Pretty Little Liars
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Created bySara Shepard
Original workPretty Little Liars (2006)
OwnerBooks: HarperCollins
Television: Warner Bros. Entertainment (Warner Bros. Discovery)
Print publications
Short storiesVarious short stories
Films and television
Television series
Web seriesPretty Dirty Secrets (2012)
Television special(s)
Soundtrack(s)Pretty Little Liars (2011)
Official website

The first television series also entitled Pretty Little Liars began airing on ABC Family in June 2010; meanwhile, additional books continued to be published.[2] Pretty Dirty Secrets, a web series was released on ABC Family's website in the fall of 2012 alongside the third season of Pretty Little Liars.[3] The second series to make it to television, Ravenswood, aired on ABC Family from 2013 to 2014 and was cancelled after one season.[4] Pretty Little Liars later ended and aired its final episode in June 2017.

The first book of The Perfectionists was released in April 2014 and a second book in 2015. A television series for The Perfectionists was developed and later reworked into a spin-off and sequel of Pretty Little Liars with the title Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, which became the third series in the franchise. It aired on Freeform from March to May 2019 and was cancelled after one season.[5]

In 2022, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, the fourth series in the franchise premiered on HBO Max.

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