Pretty Little Liars was Freeform’s biggest hit. Premiering in 2010, the show first started out as four friends receiving mysterious text messages from “A” and trying to uncover the secrets behind their friend’s murder. Throughout seven seasons and 160 episodes, there were numerous deaths, relationships, heartbreaks, and mysteries. Fans theorized over who could be torturing their favorite characters and why, with multiple identities being revealed since the start of the show. When the series eventually ended in June 2017, fans were crushed their favorite show was over. It didn’t take long for PLL creator, I. Marlene King, to start work on a spin-off, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, set about a year or two after the events of its predecessor and starring two of its alums. Premiering March 20, 2019, with a new plot, new death, new city, and new characters, the world of Pretty Little Liars just got bigger and more mysterious. It’s time to meet the new and returning cast members of Freeform’s latest drama.
Sasha Pieterse (Alison DiLaurentis)
One of the OG Liars, Sasha Pieterse is a South African-born American actress and singer-songwriter. For seven years, she played popular mean girl and central character Alison DiLaurentis on Pretty Little Liars and is now back to reprise her role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. She started acting in television in 2002 as Buffy on The WB’s Family Affair. She’s appeared in movies such as the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming, G.B.F., and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, and shows such as Heroes, Hawaii Five-O, and Sing It!. She also finished in 10th place on the 25th season of Dancing With the Stars. Sasha released four country singles in 2013 but hasn’t released anything else since.
Janel Parrish (Mona Vanderwaal)
Another OG Liar, Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer. She played loser-turned-popular Mona Vanderwaal for seven seasons in Pretty Little Liars and will be reprising her role in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Just like her co-star, Janel also competed on Dancing With the Stars but during its 19th season, placing in third. She began acting in 1996 when she was cast as Young Cosette in the National Touring Company of Les Misérables, later portraying the same character in the Broadway production at the Imperial Theatre for two months. She can be seen in movies such as Bratz, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and the Netflix hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, as well as shows like Heroes, Baywatch, and Rosewood. She’s also done stage productions including Grease, A Walk to Remember: The Musical, and Spring Awakening.
Sofia Carson (Ava Jalali)
Disney starlet Sofia Carson is an American actress and singer. Playing wealthy college student Ava Jalali on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Sofia’s first television appearance was on the Disney Channel show Austin & Ally in 2014. Since then, she’s made a name for herself on the House of Mouse. She’s starred in all three installments of the popular Disney Channel Original Movie musical franchise Descendants as The Evil Queen’s daughter, Evie, as well as the network’s 100th movie Adventures in Babysitting, a remake of the 1987 classic, and the straight-to-DVD movie A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits. She can also be seen in shows such as Faking It and Famous in Love. Along with acting, Sofia’s signed to Hollywood Records and Republic Records and released her first single “Love Is the Name” in 2016, with her most recent singles “Rumors” and “Different World” being released in 2018.
Sydney Park (Caitlin Martell-Lewis)
Philadelphia-born Sydney Park is an American actress and comedian. She plays the smart and motivated Caitlin Martell-Lewis on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Sydney got her start in 2003 when she performed at the Hollywood Improv. She auditioned for the first season of America’s Got Talent under the stage name “Syd, the Kid,” advancing to semi-finals, but she had to drop out due to her acting career. Her first official television debut was on That’s So Raven playing Raven’s “little sister” Sydney for three episodes in 2006. She had a main role on the Nick-at-Nite show Instant Mom as Gabby Phillips from 2013-2015. Other shows Sydney can be seen in include The Walking Dead and the animated Netflix series Spirit Riding Free. Movies include Wish Upon and Spork.
Eli Brown (Dylan Walker)
Newcomer Eli Brown plays musical genius and nerdy Dylan Walker on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. He released his own songs on YouTube and Instagram in 2016 after releasing covers of songs online. The Perfectionists marks Eli’s first acting job. Not long after being cast as Dylan, he was tapped to play the lead role of Brett Blackmore in the Awesomeness Films comedy The F*ck List, due to release in 2019.
Kelly Rutherford (Claire Hotchkiss)
Hollywood veteran Kelly Rutherford is an American actress. She plays the mysterious Claire Hotchkiss on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. One of her most-known roles is as Lily van der Woodsen on the CW’s Gossip Girl for the show’s six-season run. She began as a daytime soap opera actress in 1987 after appearing on Loving and was soon cast as a regular on Generations from 1989-1991, joining the cast of Homefront in 1992. Other shows Kelly can be seen in include the 2018 reboot of Dynasty, Quantico, and Melrose Place, as well as the movies Scream 3, The Stream, and The Tag.
Hayley Erin (Taylor Hotchkiss)
Soap opera star Hayley Erin is an American actress. Although it was known she was cast in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, her character was kept secret until the show’s premiere, where it was revealed she will be playing Taylor Hotchkiss, daughter of Kelly Rutherford’s character, who was believed to have committed suicide but could still be alive. Hayley’s first acting role was in 2004 when she guest starred on an episode of Malcolm in the Middle. She played young Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless from 2008-2010 and can be currently seen on General Hospital. Other shows she’s been in include Austin & Ally, Melissa & Joey, and MADtv.
Graeme Thomas King (Jeremy Beckett)
British actor Graeme Thomas King plays intelligent scientist Jeremy Beckett on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Becoming an actor by chance after bumping into a filmmaker on a bus, he auditioned for her short film, launching his acting career. He’s appeared in the movies Love Sticks, The Widow, and No More Lonely People. The Perfectionists marks his first major role.
Chris Mason (Nolan Hotchkiss)
British-American actor Chris Mason plays the bad boy Nolan Hotchkiss, son to Kelly’s Claire and brother to Hayley’s Taylor, in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. His character is central to the show’s plot as, after a tragic accident, everyone has to figure out who did it and what secrets Nolan knew. His first role was in 2011 after booking the British drama show Justice for an episode. He’s best known for his role as Ray in the 2014 film Vampire Academy, which was also his first movie. He can be seen in the shows The Fades and Lightfields, as well as the movies Kray Twins and The Honor List.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists airs every Wednesday night at 8/7c on Freeform.