Freeform’s upfronts 2018-9 – a rundown and clips from the new shows – Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

Pretty Little Liars - The Perfectionists
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS - "Pilot" - JANEL PARRISH, SASHA PIETERSE

All through ‘upfronts’ week, TMINE will be revealing the new shows that are going to be hitting US TV screens from September 2018

As Freeform is the network formerly known as ABC Family, naturally enough it has it Upfronts on the same day as ABC’s. However, as usual with the lesser networks, there’s not actually that many new shows. Besties is now on its way but there’s no trailer, so all Freeform really had to show off was Pretty Little Liars spin-off The Perfectionists. Oh, and Freeform Santa.

Honestly, even though it’s got Kelly Rutherford in the cast, I can’t even be bothered with The Perfectionists, as I really am too old for that now, and it’s a really short trailer, anyway, so you’ll have to do your own hot-take.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

The Long Version

The series features the return of fan favourites Sasha Pieterse as Alison and Janel Parrish as Mona. Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists stars Sofia Carson (Disney’s Descendants) as Ava, Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) as Caitlin, newcomer Eli Brown as Dylan, Graeme Thomas King (The Widow) as Jeremy, Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) as Claire, and Hayley Erin (General Hospital) in an undisclosed role.

In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi. The Perfectionists is also based on a popular book series by Sara Shepard. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love) wrote the pilot and serves as an executive producer on the series with Charlie Craig (Pretty Little Liars, The 100), Lisa Cochran-Neilan (Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love), Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries) and Gina Girolamo (The 100, The Originals). The pilot was directed and executive produced by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (Relationship Status). Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is produced by Alloy Entertainment and Long Lake Media, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

Freeform Santa

Not really a show, but worth watching.