Freeform has officially ordered PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS to series ahead of its Upfront presentation today. This means the PLL universe is being expanded, thanks to I. Marlene King, the original show’s creator. THE PERFECTIONISTS has been given a 10-episode series order and will feature the return of fan favorite characters Alison (Sasha Pieterse) and Mona (Janel Parrish). The new show is set in Beacon Heights, “a seemingly perfect town, [where] a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.”
In addition to this pick-up, the network announced a new series — BESTIES — a half-hour comedy from co-creators Kenya Barris and Ranada Shepard. The show was ordered to series after the success of Barris’ other show, GROWN-ISH. “This multi-cam sitcom explores friendship, identity, race, and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face – figuring out who they are and who they want to be.”
The network also recently announced a pilot order for EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OK, from comedia Josh Thomas. “The pilot introduces Nicholas, a typical 25-year- old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, who is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, one of which has autism. However, when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope not only with a devastating loss but with the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.”
Freeform has also renewed SIREN for a second season. The network also added six more episodes to next season’s order, up from ten episodes this season. The season 1 finale is set to air on Thursday, May 24.