woah! look at this awesome new poster/promotional photoshoot! this is going to be a good one! take a look!
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Hey guys! So theres a new epic-ly cool PLL UK Promo! So you can watch that below and see screencaps in the gallery!
If you want, i am going through all of the PLL episodes and re-watching them, while i am taking screencaps! so my goal is to get alllll of the episode screencaps done! so you can go and look over those too!
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Thanks soooo much to ABC Family! i have some exclusive stills from 2×17! take a look!
[EDIT] ADDED FOUR MORE!
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While fans await the return of Pretty Little Liars‘ second season on ABC Family, they have another PLL book to keep them occupied before the Jan. 2 premiere. Ruthless, book 10 in author Sara Shepard’s best-selling series, hit shelves last week. Shepard called EW to talk about the new book, and give some spoilers on her 2012 releases. The one burning question Shepard can’t answer? She doesn’t know who “A” in the TV series either, but she has her theories. Read on for more with Shepard. We promise “A” isn’t watching.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What kind of response have you gotten for Ruthless? It’s book 10 in the series, so are people still excited?
SARA SHEPARD: Everyone is really excited. Ezra, the character who’s Aria’s teacher-boyfriend comes back in this book. A lot of girls are excited, but at the same time devastated because something kind of horrible happens. But they’re staying up all night reading! So I’m getting great responses so far.
I know Ruthless just came out, but Stunning is next up on the list. What can you tell us about that one?
In this new group of Pretty Little Liars novels, each book focuses on an individual secret that the girls have. Twisted was a group secret. Ruthless was about Spencer’s secret. Stunning is about Emily’s secret. [Spoiler alert!] It’s revealed in Stunning that Emily has a baby she gives her up for adoption. It’s just hinted at in Twisted and Ruthless, but we don’t go very deep into it. We don’t know what happens to the baby. Her parents don’t know, and the father doesn’t know. It’s very much about that. Emily has wronged somebody in the process of giving up this baby, and that is the suspect for “A.” Somebody obviously wants revenge.
So does that mean even more books?
Yes. There will be a Hanna secret and an Aria secret as well. These poor girls! If anyone had lives like these girls… And on the TV show too. Terrible things happen to them. But they have beautiful clothes! [Laughs]
You have not one but two popular TV series on ABC Family, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. How does that feel?
It’s definitely surreal. Pretty Little Liars being on TV was crazy enough. But both of them? It’s a little unbelievable, honestly. I don’t really know how to explain it better than that. I’m still kind of amazed that it’s happening.
Are you a fan of both shows?
Yes! I watch both of the shows. I don’t see them early. I watch them with everybody else.
So you don’t know who “A” is?
I don’t know who their “A” is, and I kind of like that I don’t know. It could go either way. I think a lot of people are thinking, “Well, I’m dying to know who “A” is, so I’m just going to read the books!” But in the series, there are three different “As.”
Do you have any theories on who their “A” is?
There’s part of me that wonders if it could be the same “A” that I have. But then part of me thinks they’re too smart for that and would actually make it someone else to really confuse readers. I’m sure they plot [the series] the same way I plot the books. They know exactly who it is, and they have seeded all these little clues that will seem really obvious once “A” is revealed. Then, we’ll have to go back and watch all the episodes all over again.
Your books are obviously the inspiration for the shows, but are you involved in any other way?
With Pretty Little Liars I saw the pilot really early. I knew that Marlene King had read the all of the books by then. I thought [the pilot] was so accurate to what the first book was about that I didn’t—I don’t even know if I could have gotten involved anyway—but I didn’t get involved. It was like, “You guys are doing a really good job.” I still think they’re doing a really good job.
Anything else you want to add about the series?
There’s a special bonus book, Pretty Little Secrets, coming out in January. It’s just four separate secrets told a little bit differently than the main books. It’s right around the Christmas season, and it’s this lost chunk of time between book four and book five in the series. It’s narrated by the second “A.” I won’t tell you who it is, but some readers will know. And we don’t say who it is. It’s a fun extra book, and it has crazy, crazy stories. It was a lot of fun to write, so I think readers will really like it.
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AE: Are any of those ups and downs going to revolve around Paige? Lindsey Shaw told me she was going to be back for at least one episode.
MK: Lindsey Shaw will be back. You’ll see her in a couple of episodes. Paige has had some interesting revelations in her life, and her character has made some great strides in owning up to her sexuality. I think it’s a really nice statement that we’re making for Paige.AE: I really appreciate that about Pretty Little Liars, actually. The way that you guys are committed to the mystery, but also committed to fleshing out all of your characters authentically, even the supporting ones. I’m not sure how you manage all of those narrative components, to be honest.
MK: I think, for me, I just love this world we’ve created so much that it just comes naturally to me. Season 2B is really heavy on mystery, but we’re never going to stop telling emotional stories about these girls. Without the emotional core, I just don’t think people would be as invested in the show.
AE: When we’ve spoken in the past, I’ve remarked on how much you seem to love these characters. I get the sense that as much as the fans love them — and obviously you have a very passionate fan base — you love them even more. And also you love putting them through hell.
MK: I don’t love putting them through hell! I love seeing them come out on the other side victorious! There is actually a moment in the finale when everyone on set was in tears watching the girls in the scene. Everyone: me, the director, the electrician — we were all almost on our knees feeling for the pain of this certain character. It becomes very, very real.
AE: You’re scaring me! I’m like your son! I’m going to have to leave the room! You’re not going to tell me which character, so let me just go ahead and ask what’s in store for the other three Liars. What can we expect for Aria?
MK: Well, we left Aria and Ezra with them almost coming out to her parents. So they’re going to continue from that point of near-confession. I think Ezria fans are going to be happy with the direction that storyline takes them. It’s not an easy road for them, but, like Emily, you’re going to see Aria being a lot more proactive about her relationship with Ezra.
AE: Will Jason DiLaurentis be back in Aria’s life?
MK: Oh, he’ll definitely be back, but not as a love interest for Aria. But he’s a strong character with some really big revelations of his own.
AE: How about Hanna?
MK: You know, Hanna and Caleb are both also taking a proactive part in solving the mystery of who “A” is. Caleb sort of goes back and forth between Rosewood and California this season, but he’s definitely around.
AE: So who are you torturing, Marlene? Is it Spencer?
MK: Spencer probably is the tortured Liar this time around. She has to stay away from Toby to keep him safe. That was “A”‘s mandate. It really is torturous to watch her and Toby go through what they go through. Wren, of course, comes back around for a while. And Wren — well, he’s in some pain, I’ll say.
AE: My poor, precious Spencer. Well, what about the Pretty Little Moms. They’re my favorite. I want to see them form some kind of coalition — a MILF Army or something.
MK: Oh, they’ll be around. As the girls start honing in on who A is, the moms — and Byron — are starting to simultaneously figure out on their own that there’s a larger presence looming over their daughters. So, of course, the girls just start creating bigger and bigger lies because they don’t want what happened to Dr. Sullivan to happen to their parents.
AE: Are Emily’s parents going to be back or are they still in Texas?
MK: Emily’s dad will be around, and definitely Pam will make some appearances. In fact, by the end of the season, her parents will be back in Rosewood.
AE: Just in time for “A” to blow up the world! So what are you most excited about sharing with the fans this time around? The romance, the “A” reveal, the intrigue?
MK: It’s hard to pinpoint one specific thing, but I think we’ve done a really great job this time of paying off little mysteries in each episode while linking everything to the larger mystery of “A”‘s identity. Even though the finale feels like we finally get some closure, I think people will have so much to talk about between seasons two and three. I think we’re actually opening up the show even more.
AE: I can’t wait to watch it.
MK: Well, I can’t wait to share it with you.
ABC Family will air the Pretty Little Liars winter premiere on January 2nd at 8:00 p.m. Will you be watching?