And for the people who don't know, Pretty Little Liars is the first book in the series, about four ex- best friends who begin receiving anonymous text messages from "A" threatening to reveal their many secrets to the world.
First, here are some promo pictures that I found on the series fansite, who got them from the facebook fan page:
The blonde one is Hanna, and I'm pretty sure the other girl is Mona.
I admit that I wasn't too happy about Ashley Benson playing Hanna because she totally looks like Spencer, but in these pictures she looks great! She seems like she has the Hanna attitude down perfectly. And if she seems this great in the pictures, I'm betting she'll look even better on the show.
Looks like Aria starts receiving her messages from A in episode one, which I think all of these pictures are from. Lucy Hale, the actress who plays Aria, is someone I irrationally really like. There are many celebrities I irrationally hate (coughdakotafanningcough) but I really like Lucy Hale for some reason.
Ezra! I like him as Ezra, since he's not too pretty.
Aria and Ezra! People who have read the books will understand my giggly feelings about the above picture.
Emily! She's definitely not how I pictured Emily, but, at least in this picture, she looks like she has the nervous, innocent Emily-ness.
The facebook page tells me that the above photo is of Spencer. Umm. I totally thought she was a teacher at first. But I'm thinking positive so I'll say that she has the "I'm smart and above you all" face down? Err...yeah.
The only release date I can find for the show is summer of this year, but I've seen a few other comments on sites that say June, but I can't find a source. But the profile picture on facebook says summer so WHOO!
Also, GiveMeMyRemote says that the show has been picked up for ten episodes, so double WHOO!
And if anyone wants to follow the show info like me, here are some links for you:
- The series fansite
- The facebook fan page where I got all the pictures
- Ashley Benson (Hanna) on twitter
- Lucy Hale (Aria) on twitter
- Sasha Pieterse (Ali, I'm pretty sure) on twitter
- Shay Mitchell (Emily) on twitter
- Marlene King (producer) on twitter
- ABCPLL on twitter
On a related note, ABC Family is also adapting the novel Huge by Sasha Paley. I haven't read it but I definitely want to. The aforementioned GiveMeMyRemote article also says this series has been picked up for ten episodes and"follows the lives of six teens and the staff at a weight-loss camp, as they look beneath the surface to discover their true selves and the truth about each other."
ABC Family is also doing a nation-wide casting call to find actual plus-size people to portray the characters. I really like the idea of getting people who actually look like the characters rather than getting 130 pound "fat" people to play them. I'm just hoping they actually go through with the idea because it sounds like it could be really great.
Now I just need to read Huge. Is it any good, people who have read it?
And who is going to watch both of these shows with me?