ABC Family Orders 'Pretty Little Liars' Spinoff Series

'Ravenswood' to Premiere in October; 'PLL' Renewed for Season Five

ABC Family has greenlit Pretty Little Liars spinoff series Ravenswood and renewed the flagship show for a fifth season. The new drama will premiere in October following the annual Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode.

Ravenswood is from PLL executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein and focuses on a town not far from the fictional home base of the original series, where five strangers find themselves connected by a fatal curse and must dig into the town’s mysterious history. Ravenswood's initial announcement via social media sites generated more than 369 million total impressions worldwide including over 33 million on Facebook, over 333 million on Twitter and close to 3 millionon GetGlue, according to network officials.

Pretty Little Liars is ABC Family’s top-rated series, with its season-three finale garnering 2.08 million 12-to-34 viewers on March 19. Its fourth season is slated to premiere on Tuesday, June 11.

Both series are produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.