It may not be time to say goodbye to Rosewood just yet, but we still haven't recovered from the news that Pretty Little Liars will come to an end with season seven. And something tells us some of the addictive Freeform drama's stars might not be either.
After Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse, along with creator I. Marlene King, dropped the bomb on fans about the impending series finale via Facebook Live, several of the show's stars took to their various social media accounts to begin the long goodbye to the beloved series. Check out what they had to say in the immediate aftermath of the announcement below.
Mitchell shared a photo of all the women involved with the Facebook Live announcement immediately afterwards on Instagram, with one whopper of a caption. "Such a bittersweet day for the cast and crew of #PLL as we announce that Pretty Little Liars will end after this season. And while I will save my LONG drawn out speech about how nothing in my life will ever compare to what this show did for me, I will leave you with this (for now ;). A photo of me and the five women who helped shape my 20s," she wrote. "I am a better person for knowing them, learning from them, and loving them endlessly...I hope you enjoy our EPIC summer finale tomorrow and I cant wait for you all to see whats to come as we say goodbye to PLL... (insert ugly cry here) ��... Thank you and I love you guys."
Hale shared a nearly identical photo on her IG account, albeit with a new message of her own. "In about two months, an era comes to an end for us. With filming coming to a close I can't help but reflect on the last 7 years with everyone," she wrote. "Thanks to all of u for letting us live in Rosewood for as long as you have ! The most messed up town in America �� April 2017 will be worth the wait and very gratifying. Bittersweet emotions over here."
She also took to Twitter with a message about the road ahead that ought to excite Aria fans.
Keegan Allen, one half of our beloved Spoby, took it way, way back in his message to fans, sharing a photo from season one. (Remember when Diego Boneta was on this show!?) "Thank you for having us in your life. Thank you all for growing up with us," he wrote. "The season finale is out of control. And so is the rest of the season 7. Get ready, and film your finale reactions!"
Meanwhile, Janel Parrish simply reminded fans that we've all still got some time left to spend together. "@prettylittleliars has been the wildest ride! I know you all are sad it's ending, but it's not over yet! These next 11 episodes are going to BLOW. YOUR. MIND," she wrote. "Tune into the summer finale tonight on @Freeform at 8|7c. You guys are going to LOVE it. #PLL #PLLDeathTrap"
Bellisario, meanwhile, went deep, reflecting on what it means to say goodbye to PLL with a flashback photo of her very own. "Yesterday was strange. I've thought about what it would be like to tell the world we are saying goodbye for a long time. I didn't really know what it would be like. We (the cast and crew) have known for a long time so when we said it out loud I felt so removed. As if I was commenting on something that was already gone," she wrote. "But the truth is, there's so much left to do. So much of this story left to tell in these final months. And I will say that I am more proud of the work we are doing now. More proud of the friendships we have now and the lives we are living now, as a cast and crew, than I ever have been. So don't be sad. Or be sad if you need to be. But know you have an amazing last season ahead of you. Enjoy the #pll finale tonight. It will be the second to last one we ever do."
"It's been an honor to work with such a talented cast and crew over the last seven years. We are a family, and it will be hard to say goodbye to a show that has made such an impact on young audiences and been a mouthpiece for cultural change. I'm excited for fans to finally have all of their questions answered, and I believe they will be satisfied with the wild ride that is our last ten episodes," King said in a statement after the news was announced. "I am also thrilled to embark on my next endeavor Famous In Love with Bella Thorne and for PLL fans to get wrapped up in Paige's rise to stardom and the pitfalls of Hollywood."
The second half of season seven will premiere in 2017, with the series finale set to be a supersized two-hour event. King's new series, Famous In Love, will premiere after PLL's final season premiere, as well.
Pretty Little Liars' midseason finale airs Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. on Freeform.