'Pretty Little Liars' EP Marlene King answers fan questions
Here's what Marlene had to say:
Q1: @daphnou8: #PLLchat Is it hard to put a book into a tv show and not making it the exact same story?
MK: @daphnou8 sara wrote such amazing characters and stories, the only hard part is deciding how to use the wealth of material she created.
Q2: @shawneiko: Is Alison going to be portrayed as anything but evil on the show? The girls allude to it, but there's no proof it's true!
MK:@shawneiko as the show continues we will see that Ali was a friend to them but a frienemy at the same time.
Q3: @KYLEKOUTECKY: #PLLchat Is Toby still alive?
MK:@KYLEKOUTECKY tonight you will find out the truth about Toby. #PLLchat
Q4: @channylover1322: #PLLchat Is it better to have read the books first or can you just watch the show???
MK:@channylover1322 my goal is to write a show that is fun to watch for all. If you have read books we only add and surprise you.#PLLchat
Q5: @xxToeKneexx123: Will there be 1 full season of Pretty Little Liars since the show is going through the storyline of the books so fast?
MK: xxToeKneexx123 We have so many fun stories to tell. The show will run for years and secrets will continue to shock and astound you.
Q6: @FrenchSteph #PLLChat Did you expect the show to be a big success?
MK:@FrenchSteph I hoped we would tap into the success of the books and I am so happy viewers have embraced the show! #PLLchat
Q7: @SOMEB0DYTOLOVE: @ABCFpll #PLLChat which was your fav. episode to create? :)
MK: @SOMEBODYTOLOVE The pilot and summer finale are so far my favorite episodes. They entice and deliver. #PLLchat
Q8: @mtmac7: #PLLchat Will the relationship between Aria and Ezra continue throughout the rest of the seasons?
MK: @mtmac7 The summer finale answers a big Aria Ezra questions and brings you some important new developments. #PLLchat
Q9: @susanrb: From the previews I've seen for tonight, they've mentioned "glamping", is this an original concept or was it from the books?
MK: susanrb I went glamping last summer and thought it would be a fun new twist to introduce people to. #PLLchat
Q10: @WhOaGRL: @ABCFamily #PLLchat Have you gotten any negative feedback with the Emily &Maya storyline? if So, how do you deal with it?
MK:@whoagrl Emily and Maya have proven to be relatable and embraced by viewers and that thrills me. #PLLchat
Q11: @shannon121496: #PLLchat: Hey, so whats it like working with the cast?
MK: @shannon121496 the cast is my most favorite part of the job. They are kind, talented and teach me so much about life. #PLLchat
Q12: @NancyDrewGal: @ABCFamily #PLLChat Can you describe Ashley, Shay, Lucy, and Troian in one word? :)
MK: @NancyDrewGal KIND.
Q13: @WeHeartTroian: #PLLChat Who's story in the show is most intriguing to you?
MK: @WeHeartTroian Alison continues to amaze me. She is extremely complex.
Q14: @Edith_Camargo: Will Hanna and Lucas' relationship develop when the series returns? #PLLchat
MK: @Edith_Camargo Hanna and Lucas will develop a relationship that is separate from the books but will deepen with time. #PLLchat
Q15: @SaraJordao: @acbfamily #pllchat what is the character you relate the most, and why?
MK: @SaraJordao There is more than one thing about each PLL that I relate to. I think they are universally real for me and others. #PLLchat
Q16: @kcostaaa: will we be seeing more of Ella when the show returns? #PLLChat
MK: @SaraJordao We have a great story line for Ella coming up. She is going seek and find.#PLLchat
Q17: @callistahogan: What can we expect from Spencer in the coming episodes, both the summer finale and the continuation in the winter?
MK: @callistahogan Spencer will find herself thrown into the middle of both family and mystery drama. #PLLchat
Q18: @iamnotashley: Is there going to be a relationship between Ashley and Byron when the show continues? #PLLchat
MK: iamnotashley I love that Ashley and Byron are becoming friends. Will it lead to more? We'll see. #PLLchat
Q19: @wildgurl14: @ABCFamily Did Lucas Trash The Memorial? #PLLchat
MK:@wildgirl14 Lucas is so kind and giving to Hanna but he also harbors some deep wound that need to heal. #PLLchat
Q20: @taytay096: @ABCFpll is Ian going to be on the show more?? #PLLchat
MK: @taytay096 tonight's episode will bring answer your question about Ian (the character) #PLLchat
Q21: @khaeiycee: @ABCFamily #PLLchat who did you cast first, Nia or Shay? Coz u did good pairing those 2 as mother and daughter.
MK:@khaeiycee We cast Shay as Emily and the moment Nia walked in the door we knew she had to play her mother. #PLLchat
Q22: @kenya_bulldawgs: @ABCFpll Will Aria's parents work out their differences?? will aria tell anyone about her relationship with Mr. Fitz
MK: @kenya_bulldawgs Aria and Ezra will find themselves in an interesting spot after tonight.#PLLchat
Q23: @stephshamie: #PLLchat Was is hard casting Ali's character being that she isn't really in the show except for flash backs?
MK: @stephshamie when we met Sasha I new immediately that she was Ali. #PLLchat
Q24: @ambcat: @abcfamily will we ever find out how alison died? #pllchat
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Q25: @Chaudberry: @ABCFamily #PLLchat Was the awesome bond between Emily and Toby planned?
MK:@Chaudberry We wanted Emily and Toby to have an interesting relationship but the chemistry they was a great surprise. #PLLchat
Last question: @No1Dallas: @ABCFpll huge fan of the show.how mad are we gonna get tonight? Is it a big cliffhanger?!?! #pllchat
MK: @No1Dallas tonight's episode is definitely a cliffhanger. But don't get mad, jump off your couch and scream with delight. #PLLchat
Marlene King added later: question 24. Watch and see.
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