But will fans be happy with the outcome? Or will we feel like we’ve just been strung along for seven years?
Well, Ian Harding, who plays Ezra Fitz on the Freeform show, thinks the ending will leave viewers “satisfied.”
“I think it will turn out well. I think people will be satisfied to a point, and right when it seems like it’s going to be really great, it might do a little [turn],” the actor, who recently released his memoir Odd Birds, told HuffPost during a Build Series interview Tuesday.
“With A.D., the one juicy tidbit I could give is I was happy that this person, place or thing ― that is the AD, as I like to call them ― is not just some complete random.”
Harding continued, “What I think is really great is that it’s somebody that we’ve seen before. I’m happy it’s not going to be like, ‘This is Amos from the country,’ or somebody that nobody cares about. It should be good. People will be happy.”
Harding, however, knows that “PLL” fans are very devoted to the storyline and will look into every detail until the truth is uncovered.
“I’ll see things on Twitter where people are like, ‘How could you do this to us?!’ And I want to be like, ‘That’s the point of a television show, to switch things up!’” he told HuffPost, adding that it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to the series he’s called home all these years.
“It was such a wonderful experience and, at times, it was really horrible. It was just all of those things at once,” he said. “What I remember the most is the people I was working with and the cast and what we were doing at that time. I could not tell you the dialogue from any scene that Lucy [Hale] and I had ... but it’s because I was talking to her about life and what she was going through, and seeing her grow up and seeing [myself] grow up. So that’s what I’m going to miss the most, because we really do feel like family in some way ― they feel like siblings of mine.”
To hear more of Harding’s thoughts on “Pretty Little Liars” and Odd Birds, watch the full Build Series interview below.
Correction: A previous version of this article claimed that Ian Harding said A.D. “plays her thing,” when he actually said “person, place or thing.” Sorry, “PLL” fans, A.D. could still be anyone! Shoutout to Reddit detectives.