Is this really happening? Will we get to see our fave Pretty Little Liars characters – Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily – reunite on The Perfectionists? We already know that Sasha Pieterse (Alison) and Janel Parrish (Mona) will be back for the forthcoming Freeform spin-off, but now two other Liars have said they, too, are up for a reunion. According to Shay Mitchell and Lucy Hale, there’s a very good chance they could reprise their characters in the future.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Lucy discussed a potential reunion between the main characters, revealing she would be up for it if the others were, too. “For all the girls? Yeah, I think so,” she said. “You know, they’re doing the spin-off and I think, maybe. I don’t know like what they’re doing with the show and how it intertwines with PLL or how they’re making it work. But I’m excited. I’m so excited for everyone and yeah I think a reunion is very possible.”
Although there’s no word on whether there are concrete plans for a major reunion yet, we wouldn’t put it past the writers to introduce the existing characters into the new show’s storyline. For starters, they’d fit right in and secondly, the fact that Alison and Mona are already on the show makes it that much easier to bring them all back – even if it’s just for a couple of episodes.
Shay also teased a reunion, telling Entertainment Tonight, “You know, you never know. Not planned as of now, you never know!” Ugh, why do you have to play so coy, Shay!? Though she’s not ruling out a reunion, she did confirm that fans shouldn’t expect any #Emison in the pilot episode.
FINE, but what about Emily and Alison’s twin babies? Can we expect them to make an appearance? “Oh my gosh, I can only imagine [what is going to happen to the twins], but you know what, it’s in really, really great hands with those writers, so it’s gonna be good whatever it is,” she said.
One thing we can expect… an IRL reunion with THE WHOLE CAST. Shay revealed that she and her PLL co-stars are most probably going to get together to watch the first episode of the spin-off series.
“I can’t wait to see the pilot episode of it! I’m so excited, we’re all gonna get together and watch it together,” she said, adding that they’re hoping to include the whole cast. “We are gonna aim for that, as many people as we can gather together in L.A., we are gonna try and get together.”
If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that Shay will document the whole reunion, meaning there will be a ton of pictures and videos posted online for us to enjoy! We’re so excited. We’re also excited AF to tune in to The Perfectionists, which will debut on Freeform in 2019!