It may be hard to believe but it’s been a whopping six years since we were catapulted into the drama at the heart of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, with ABC’s hit show Pretty Little Liars. Back then, we weren’t quite as aware of what we were getting ourselves into — the drama, the secrets, the intrigue and most importantly, years of disturbing messages from someone called “A.”
Fast forward over half a decade and Pretty Little Liars is . Here’s the terrifying promo for the next step in the dark teen drama:
Ahead of what is to come though, and because it’s been so long since the pilot episode aired, let’s look back at how much our lovely little liars have actually changed over the seasons. Below are their first appearances in the pilot alongside snapshots of them in the finale of season 6:
1. Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings
In season 1, Spencer was introduced as the smartest of her class but found it tough dealing with the return of her sister and her subsequent move into the barn.
2. Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin
With Alison no longer on the scene, skinny Hannah becomes the town’s newest IT girl, donning adventurous outfits and stealing sunglasses. Underneath it all though, she’s also dealing with her dad leaving her mom and their subsequent financial issues.
3. Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery
When we first meet her, Aria has returned from a year abroad in Iceland. Shocked by the devastating news that Alison’s body has been found, she re-connects with her old best friends. Notably, she also starts an illicit relationship with her English teacher, Ezra Fitz. Naughty!
4. Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields
When we first meet her, Emily devotes a lot of her time to swimming as she gradually realizes she may not be who she thought she was.
All in all, it’s clear that all of the Rosewood drama has taken its toll on the girls — just look at how innocent and fresh faced they appeared in their first ever scenes on Pretty Little Liars. Oh, how times have changed!