Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: These stars from the original series are part of the spin-off

"Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists" celebrates its German TV premiere on August 13th. What do you have to know about the offshoot of the successful series?

With "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists", a spin-off and the continuation of the popular series "Pretty Little Liars" (2010-2017) is celebrating its German free TV premiere on sixx (August 13, 2020, 9:15 pm). The series focuses on two characters from the original.

Which "Pretty Little Liars" stars are there?

The series is loosely based on the novel "The Perfectionists" (2014) by US author Sara Shepard (43), from whom the "Pretty Little Liars" series also comes. "Ravenswood" was previously shown as a spin-off, in which Tyler Blackburn (33), aka Caleb Rivers, played from the mother series. In "The Perfectionists", which celebrated its US premiere in March 2019, the "Pretty Little Liars" actresses Sasha Pieterse (24) alias Alison DiLaurentis and Janel Parrish (31) alias Mona Vanderwaal play the main characters.

Away from the "Pretty Little Liars" universe complete Sofia Carson (27, "Descendants"), Sydney Park (22, "The Walking Dead"), Hayley Erin (26, "General Hospital"), Kelly Rutherford (51, "Gossip Girl ") and the newcomers Eli Brown and Graeme Thomas King the main cast.

What is the series about?

In the spirit of the original, the mystery series revolves around secrets and lies. Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) ends up in the showcase town of Beacon Heights to start over there as a lecturer at the BHU. On site she meets Mona (Janel Parrish) and her past quickly catches up with her.

In episode one, she starts her first day at the elite university, which turns out differently than expected. Because her students Dylan (Eli Brown), Caitlin (Sydney Park), Ava (Sofia Carson) and Nolan (Chris Mason) seem to be keeping a secret. When Alison gets to the bottom of the matter, she has no idea what she is getting into. In the further episodes it turns out that the high level of ambition and pressure to perform of the students led to a terrible murder. Behind the apparently perfect facade of every resident lurks a secret that is covered up with alibis and lies.

It remains with a season

The first season has ten episodes – and it will stay that way. The series, which was created under "Pretty Little Liars" maker I. Marlene King (58) and was nominated twice for the Teen Choice Award, was not sent into a second season by the US broadcaster Freeform, to the chagrin of the fans. Freeform had hoped for a similar success as with "Pretty Little Liars", but in the end the series got too bad ratings.