The fate of “Pretty Little Liars” is still up in the air after Season 7, but creator and showrunner I. Marlene King is working on another drama to suck fans into. Freeform just announced that “Famous in Love” has been given a series order.
Like “Pretty Little Liars,” “Famous in Love” is based on a series of books. Author Rebecca Serle released the first novel, “Famous in Love,” in 2014, and the sequel, “Truly, Madly, Famously,” the following year. She currently has a third, untitled installment, in the works for 2016.
The book series follows a girl named Paige, played by Bella Thorne (MTV’s “Scream”), who is your average high school student. However, Paige’s life takes an interesting turn when she gets cast in a big movie adaptation of a book series. The film is about a girl torn between two men — and that’s exactly what happens to Paige off screen. She quickly falls for her hunky co-star, Rainer, who will be portrayed by Carter Jenkins (“The Following”). But when the film casts “troubled star” Jordan, played by Keith Powers (“Recovery Road”), Paige finds herself in the middle of a very public love triangle.
The project pilot was initially announced by the network, then known as ABC Family, in November. According to the Hollywood Reporter, I. Marlene King, Miguel Arteta (“The Carrie Diaries”) and Dan Fara (“The Shannara Chronicles”) will be executive producers. TVLine reports that Serle will also serve as a co-executive producer on the series, and co-wrote the pilot with King. A previous statement from Freeform teases that the two might have switched up some minor plot details from the books. The network’s series description states that Paige is a college student instead of a high school student. And Paige isn’t only involved in a love triangle on the show. She’ll also find herself engulfed in the mystery of a “missing, famous poster” — who just so happens to have also been involved with Rainer and Jordan.
Serle took to Twitter to share her excitement over the series order. A premiere date for “Famous in Love” has not been released yet.
— Rebecca Serle (@RebeccaASerle) April 7, 2016