ABC Family in the US has ordered a fifth season of its teen drama Pretty Little Liars, which is also getting its own spin-off series.
Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard, revolves around four teenage girls who lose touch with each other after the mysterious death of a friend but are then reunited when they each receive messages saying she is still alive and watching them.
The spin-off, Ravenswood, will centre on a town that has been under the control of a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers discover they are connected by this curse and must delve into the town’s history before it’s too late.
Both series are produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and executive produced by I Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty.
Season three of Pretty Little Liars wrapped on March 19 and season four will debut in June. Ravenswood will premiere on ABC Family in October this year following the Pretty Little Liars Halloween special.
Source: ABC Family / Futon Critic