I’ve added 2 high quality photos of Tyler and his Pretty Little Liars co-star, Ashley Benson at Nylon’s [arty to celebrate their Young Hollywood issue into the gallery.
Pretty Little Liars has staged sensational surprises in nearly every single episode over the last three seasons, but the biggest shocker to date happened off screen as it was announced on April 30 that ABC Family’s recently announced spin-off was bringing Tyler Blackburn’s Caleb along for the Ravenswood ride.
Now, for the first time, PLL executive producer and Ravenswood co-creator Marlene King is exclusively revealing why Hanna’s hottie was tapped to front the new series.
“In terms of the mythology of Ravenswood, there is a reason his character was chosen,” King tells ETonline. “Caleb has an ambiguous past. He doesn’t know as much about where he comes from compared to the other [characters] and we’re going to use that as we unfold the Ravenswood story.”
Once fans got over the initial shock, thoughts — and Twitter trending topics — immediately turned to the following question: “OMG!!! What does this mean for Haleb?!?!?!?!” Turns out, Ashley Benson had the exact same thought after finding out her scene partner was packing up his laptop and amazing conditioner.
Two weeks ago, ABC Family debuted the official poster for season four and now, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts the first footage of the new summer episodes with a brand new promo.
The 30-second teaser, which officially debuts on ABC Family the week of May 13, picks up moments following the aftermath of the fire that threatened the four Liars’ lives. “She set us up,” Aria (Lucy Hale) says to her friends. Who is “she”? Likely the troublesome and omnipresent “A” or Red Coat, who is proving to be just as problematic for the girls.
“I need to find out who Red Coat is,” Mona (Janel Parrish) tells the foursome. “She tried to kill all of us.” Is Mona newly reformed? Is she back on the Liars’ side now?Later Aria, Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) recite yet another text from “A,” but this time Mona’s in on it as well. The offending message? “The truth won’t set you free. I’m going to be bury you with it. — A.” Before Emily gets a worrisome text (or photo?): “Oh my god …”
Flashes of a teary Aria in camouflage, the girls in various states of distress (are you surprised?), Toby (Keegan Allen) hiding in the bushes, a tarped body, a crazed driver and Emily pushing someone to safety. What was in the trunk of Detective Wilden’s police car? Is that why the Liars are all dressed in black?
Tyler Blackburn, who plays Hanna’s (Ashley Benson) significant other Caleb Rivers, is leaving Rosewood and heading to Ravenswood as a series regular. The offshoot debuts in October following Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween episode.
Ravenswood centers on a town not far from Rosewood, Penn., which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town’s mysterious and terrible history before it’s too late for all of them.
Blackburn will be seen traveling to the new town in the Halloween hour, during which Ravenswood is first introduced.
The actor — who has been a Pretty Little Liars regular since 2011 — will still be an integral part of the mothership’s upcoming summer season before officially switching gears in October. How Blackburn’s character enters into the Ravenswood equation and the future of the Caleb-Hanna relationship remain to be seen.
Best known for keeping his cool as bad boy Caleb Rivers on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, actor Tyler Blackburn is a total California boy, with a chill, down-to-earth attitude and relaxed vibe. But while the Burbank native makes his home on the West Coast, he can’t resist the charms of New York City’s concrete jungle.
“I’m from L.A., but New York is obviously one of the best cities in the world,” Blackburn explains. “When I do get to go over there, I definitely spend all of my time in Brooklyn, specifically in the Williamsburg area. I really love it over there. I like to escape the city a bit and feel a little bit more calm.”
NYLON + DKNY Jeans spent a Downtown Minute with Blackburn chilling out on the Williamsburg Bridge and talking about his particular approach to style (we have to say, the boy looks good in a hat—and he knows it), love of denim, and current reading material (at the moment, it’s Jack Kerouac’s drug-addled classic On the Road).
We rang up Blackburn in L.A. to get the skinny on his favorite NY spots, and where he goes for some much-deserved R&R when he hightails it to in Brooklyn. Keep reading to get all the details!
Best Place To Chill: Brooklyn Flea (East River State Park at N. 7th Street)
“The Flea Market is awesome. For me, it has a little bit of everything. I’m a pretty low-key sort of guy, so I like to keep it pretty simple and calm. The Brooklyn Flea is a go-to place to just walk around. It’s a great place to people watch.”
In our second installment of NYLON x DKNY Jeans’ Downtown Minute series, we meet up with actor Tyler Blackburn, also known as Caleb from Pretty Little Liars. Take a walk with us + Tyler to his favorite hood, Williamsburg! He opens about acting, PLL, and shows us his favorite spots.
I’ve added 5 high quality photos of Tyler at NYLON x BOSS ORANGE’s Escape House in to the gallery.
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I’ve added 3 high quality photos of Tyler at DIESEL + EDUN’s Studio Africa Event in to the gallery.
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I’ve added 2 high quality photos of Tyler at the Hard Rock Music Lounge in Palm Springs in to the gallery.
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