We’ve got a secret. Can you keep it? “Pretty Little Liars” is ending.
On Monday, the teen mystery series’ creator, I. Marlene King, announced that the seventh season will be the show’s last in a Facebook Live chat with stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, TVLine reports.
Last year, King teased that an eighth season or a movie was “very possible,” but has previously stated that the twists and turns would come to a satisfying end this season.
“We have enough story to take us to the end of Season 7,” she told TVLine in 2015. “We’re going to let the fans tell us if they’re ready to say goodbye to this world and these characters.”
Hale also seemed to confirm that Season 7 would be the series’ last earlier this month, telling E! News, “Yeah, there’s like rumors of maybe a movie — there might be a movie, but seven seasons will definitely end the show.”
As the longest-running TV series on Freeform ― the network formerly known as ABC Family ― “Pretty Little Liars” helped usher in a new era of scripted programming. When it first premiered in 2010, it garnered a sizable audience and grew to be the network’s most popular show over the next six years.
The summer finale airs Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 8/7c, before the series takes a break until April for its final 10 episodes. Brace yourselves for the end.
Watch the full announcement below.