‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ is the second spinoff series from the ‘Pretty Little Liars‘ show which was adapted from Sara Shepherd’s book series with the same name. ‘Pretty Little Liars’ had premiered on Freeform and went on to achieve huge success. The first spinoff series from the show was called ‘Ravenswood’, but never managed to garner much interest, and the show was canceled only after the first season. Interestingly, in the second spinoff, fans were able to see their favorite characters Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) and Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish) who returned to the show.
‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ is based on the book by Sara Shepherd. Marlene King is the creator of the show, and when asked regarding how closely the show is to the book, she said that it starts with the book, but branches off as there are twists in the book which will be difficult to cover in the series.
Pretty Little Liars The Perfectionists Cast: Who is in it?
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprise their roles from the original show. Sydney Park, Kelly Rutherford, Eli Brown, and Sofia Carsonave also joined the cast of the spinoff series. The character of Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) is now a professor. Sydney’s character Caitlin is an athlete, while Brown’s character is called Dylan, who is a cellist.
Ava, the role Sofia is playing, is that of a budding fashion designer. Some might know Sofia from the Disney movie ‘Descendants’ (2015). Chris Mason, who made a name for himself in Broadchurch (2013-2017), will also be making an appearance in the movie. The showrunners have not yet revealed their plan on how to include the characters of Mona and Alisson in the series, but they surely have something planned which will take the audience by surprise. The characters are now teaching at Beacon Heights University.
Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the setting of the original PLL series, which became a major character in the show, is not the location here. Beacon Heights is located in Oregon. The title of the series, ‘The Perfectionists’, has been chosen because Beacon Heights is a school of excellence. Here every single student is expected to be at the very top of their game if they want to be taken seriously by others.
Show’s creator Marlene King had earlier clarified that all four of the original PLL cast will not be making an appearance in the series, which turned out to be true.