Pretty Little Liars will come to an unexpected end with season 7, executive producer, Marlene King confirms. The freeform drama will conclude in the spring of 2017 with 10 new episodes. Marlene King made the announcement during a Facebook live chat with all five cast members by her side -- Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse.

Final season date announced

While this news may be hard for the fans to hear, it is hardly a surprise. King has hinted for over a year that the series would likely end after season 7.

"We have enough story to take us to the end of Season 7, and we're going to let the fans tell us if they are ready to say goodbye to this world and these characters," Marlene told TV Line last year. 

Summer finale will leave PLL fans excited about season 7

The series summer finale airs on Tuesday, August 30 at 8 p.m.

The finale promises to shake things up like never before by revealing the identity of Mary Drake's secret baby, killing off a major character, and someone may be knocked up. The season finale will leave the fans wanting to see how the series will wrap things up and give them a few months to come to terms with the fact they must say goodbye to their favorite show. The fans speculate that all of their favorite leading ladies will survive to the end of the series, and are thrilled to see the ending of the show to see how Freeform decides to wrap up the show. 

Ratings improved but it isn't enough to save the show

PLL's ratings have improved this season, but that still doesn't change Marlene King's decision to pull the plug on the show. It looks like the fans will have to find a way to make peace with the fact that their favorite show will be ending next spring. Pretty Little Liars fans, are you upset the show is ending next year? Who do you think will end up pregnant? Who will die in the season 7A finale tomorrow? Do you think it was the right decision to end the series after season 7?

Watch Freeform Tuesday, August 30 to see the two-hour summer finale of Pretty Little Liars.