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Pretty Little Liars Spin-Off Reveals Full Cast & Characters

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The Perfectionists has found its next generation of liars! Ever since Freeform revealed that a Pretty Little Liars spin-off was in the works, fans have been patiently waiting for more news. Well, the time is here and we've got details about the new show's full cast and characters! Not only are original PLL alums Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish coming back, but the show has cast Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford, too! The Perfectionists will bring a little bit of the Upper East Side to the town of Beacon Heights!

Kelly, who played Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl from 2007-2012, will star as Claire Hotchkiss (a perfectionist herself), the matriarch of the Hotchkiss family. She and her husband are also the founders of Hotchkiss Industries and Beacon Heights University, so we know they'll be trading in favors and pulling a few strings if one of their children is accused of murder.

The spin-off will also star Sydney Park (The Walking Dead), Eli Brown, and Hayley Erin. According to a PLL Facebook announcement, Sydney will play Caitlin and Eli will play Dylan. As for Hayley, her character is cast in a mysterious, unnamed role! Check it out below:

Based on Freeform‘s description of The Perfectionists, it sounds like these “perfect” characters are going to have their worlds turned upside down.

“The spinoff is set in the town of Beacon Heights where everything seems perfect, from their top-tier college to their overachieving residents. But nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. The stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi.”

Showrunner I. Marlene King teased the spin-off back in January, and whether any of the OG PLL stars will make an appearance on The Perfectionists.

“Well, we’ll just have to wait and see,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “That’s a part of the story that’s… you know… the fun of a spin-off is getting to take a couple characters from your show and creating this new experience for them, but you can’t take everyone. It’s bittersweet in some ways, but I think also awesome in others and I think our fans will appreciate the journey that these two characters, Mona and Alison from our world, are going into this new world.”

So should we expect to see any of the OG PLL alums? As of right now, Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery) is busy with her new show, Life Sentence, and Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings) has a few projects of her own. However, there's a good chance Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields) might come back especially since she and Sasha's character have kids together. As for Ashley Benson (Hanna Marin), she doesn't have any upcoming TV or movie projects scheduled, so she's pretty available too!

With or without them though, The Perfectionists seems like the perfect show to fill the PLL-shaped hole in our hearts! Plus, adding Gossip Girl to the mix just makes it even more epic.

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