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June 5 is more than just the day of the shocking, must-watch Pretty Little Liars season premiere — it’s also the day that Sara Shepard’s latest Pretty Little Liars book, Stunning, goes on sale! To make sure you’re one of the first PLL fans to know what happens next, pre-order the hardcover edition of Sara’s latest or download the ebook edition as soon as the clock strikes 12:01 AM on June 5!
Want to know what the Liars are in for this time? Here’s a little tease at the new book:
Emily’s reconnecting with an old flame, one baby step at a time. But is she headed toward true love or another bundle of heartache? Spencer’s learning about the highs and lows of campus life on a trip to Princeton. Aria’s seeing a whole new side to Noel’s dad — and it could drive a wedge between her and Noel. And, fo
r better or worse, Hanna’s getting in touch with her inner A. As for the real A, the mysterious stalker is still out there, lurking in the shadows and digging up the liars’ new secrets. And soon A will have enough ammunition to pull the trigger and end the pretty little liars, once and for all. . . .
And don’t forget to watch the summer premiere of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 5 at 8/7c.
There’s not a showrunner working in Hollywood today who is as in touch with her fans as Pretty Little Liars boss Marlene King. She commands the largest Twitter army on the internet. Last season, the social media typhoon about the “A”-revealing finale made PLL the most-tweeted about and Facebooked show ever. Fans love to talk to Marlene, and Marlene loves to talk back. But what really makes her a rarity in the TV-writing world is that she also loves to listen. With four days to go until the PLL Season 3 premiere, Marlene took time out of her crazy schedule — they’re simultaneously filming episodes 3.09 and 3.10 right now — to talk to me about fans, rumors, and what’s in store for our favorite lesbian Liar this season.
AfterEllen.com: Thank you so much for carving some time out to talk to our AfterEllen.com readers. We’re really excited about season three over here.
Marlene King: Thank you for taking the time to chat with me. All of us on the Pretty Little Liars set love AfterEllen. We all read the recaps and the commentary from your readers. Shay [Mitchell] and I were just talking about you guys yesterday.
AE: Yes, our readers really are the best. They make me laugh all the time. And boy, do they love Shay. OK, let’s jump right into it. Season 3. Red is the new black, right? Tease me about what we can expect in the upcoming season.
MK: You can expect new secrets, new mysteries, new characters, some poor judgment on the girls’ part that leads them into jeopardy, and added trouble with the Rosewood Police Department.
AE: Just what I wanted to hear! How are you going to keep the pressure on them that you had in the previous two seasons, now that “A” has been revealed?
MK: I’m really happy with the way we’re launching Season 3, the premiere episode next week. I feel like we really hit the reset button — in the way Sara Shepherd does every couple of books — by relaunching and introducing a Big Bang Mystery. I feel like it will be really satisfying. By the end of the episode you’re going to realize these girls are in a boatload of trouble again, and the pressure is totally on.
AE: I’ve watched a couple of preview clips and it looks like Emily is still reeling from Maya’s death.
MK: Definitely. The Season 3 premiere takes place five months after the Season 2 finale. The finale took place in April and we come back on Labor Day Weekend, so it will be the second anniversary of Alison’s death. And yes, Emily is still very much devastated about Maya’s death. She went to Haiti for the summer to build houses for the poor, so the girls are playing catch-up with her. She’s really in that anger stage of grief as opposed to sadness.
AE: I have to ask you this because you know how it is in Rosewood — is Maya really, seriously dead?
MK: Yes, Maya is dead.
AE: JK Rowling always said you’ve got to be a ruthless killer if you’re going to write good stories.
MK: It’s kind of true! I call it “killing your babies.” And it’s really terrible. Sometimes you have to kill your babies, and it’s such an agonizing decision. I actually tweeted yesterday — and I’m serious about this — that I might write some Emaya fan fiction, and just go off in a direction like, “Well, what if…” Like Pretty Little Liars: What If, so I can explore a different dimension of, “What if that character were still alive?” I think that would be really fun. Because killing Maya was agonizing. I feel like it was really important for our story, and people will see in Season 3 that it really invigorates the drama and the mystery of the show having done that. Good storytelling has to embrace significant loss and pain and hardship. Without the bad, there can’t be any good.
ABC Family has released 8 new episode stills from season 3, episode 3′s “Kingdom Of The Blind”! take a look! Source: pllfans