Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Keegan Allen, Tyler Blackburn and Ian Harding were joined at the panel by executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Joseph Dougherty.
OTRC.com correspondent Tony Cabrera had a chance to talk to the stars just before the event and they dished out a few tidbits about the new season and the spinoff “Ravenswood.”
Check out three new things we learned from the cast and producers below.
1. This is the season of answers.
King told OTRC.com before the panel that this season is about answers.
“Our fans have been so patient, they’ve been so loyal. They’ve been trying to find out the answers to questions for so long and this is the season,” she said. “We decided we’re not going to wait until the final season of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ to reveal all these answers, we’re giving a lot of answers this season and we think the fans have earned it so that’s what I think we’re really most excited about.”
King also said during the panel this is the season we find out whether Alison is alive or dead and what happened on the night she died. Janel Parrish also previously told us that during season 4, viewers will find out who “Red Coat” is and what was in Detective Wilden’s trunk.
2. Caleb’s move to Ravenswood and what it means for his relationship with Hanna.
Tyler Blackburn, who plays Caleb on the show, has been cast as one of the leads on the upcoming “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff “Ravenswood.” So what does this mean for his relationship with Hanna? During the Panel, Blackburn was a little mysterious about the subject and said that things with Hanna sort of end with an ellipsis.
Like most Pretty Little Liars fans, we were upset when we heard Tyler Blackburn would be departing the series for the upcoming spin-off, Ravenswood. However, given this new intel on the supernatural spin-off, we’re more excited than ever to see Caleb enter Ravenswood! (Although, our Haleb-shipping hearts are still breaking.)
But will Caleb’s big move mean it’s dunzo for Haleb? Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Tyler at the Inaugural Oceana Beach House party in Santa Monica, Ca., over the weekend, and he dished on Haleb’s sweet goodbye, Ravenswood, and Caleb’s bromance with Toby (Keegan Allen), which we here at Wetpaint are now calling Taleb.
Wetpaint Entertainment: We know Caleb is leaving Rosewood in the Season 4 Halloween episode, but will Haleb have some sweet moments before he leaves?
Tyler Blackburn: Yes! We filmed one of them last night actually.
What can you spill?
It’s interesting because it kind of leaves the relationship hanging. I mean, we don’t break up so we’ll see where it goes.
Is there a possibility she might come to Ravenswood?
We never know! We never know until we’re told, and I have no information! But that would be great and I think it allows for that, the script allows for that.
Let’s talk about your bromance with Toby this season!
Yes! We had the best time shooting together because we had never shot together. We’ve done so much press together, we’ve done so many things together, but never actually shot together. We never got to act together, so we had the best time. We never stopped laughing from start to finish.
The Pretty Little Liars mid-season three finale featured a reveal of massive proportions as Toby was unmasked as a member of The ‘A’ Team! The moment not only came as a surprise to fans, but also to the actors as well since two alternate reveals — It’s Caleb! It’s Paige! — were filmed to help keep the secret.
Now, for the first time, ETonline can exclusively present those unaired moments, which are also featured on the upcoming season three DVD. Check out their turns above, and keep watching to hear the cast recall their reactions to Toby’s unmasking! Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season hits DVD on June 4.
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?
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