Streaming giant Netflix US has announced that it will be removing popular drama series Pretty Little Liars from its platform come Saturday, 27 July 2019.
Netflix US took to Twitter to announce that it would be removing seasons one to seven of the suspenseful drama in a tweet published on Sunday, 16 June 2019, that reads: “seven seasons, 160 episodes, 125 threatening texts, ten A’s, and too many lies to count. On July 27, we have to say goodbye to Pretty Little Liars on Netflix in the US. You have six weeks to re-watch but if you want to go all Mona on it, it’ll take six days & 16 hrs to watch it in one go.”
Despite the show’s departure from Netflix US, Netflix UK & Ireland confirmed that Pretty Little Liars will not be leaving their platform in a tweet quoting Netflix’s original statement published on Monday, 17 June 2019, that reads: “just a quick note to say PLL isn’t going anywhere in the UK/IE anytime soon (sorry Netflix x).”
Pretty Little Liars is a mystery, teen drama based off a book series of the same name written by Marlene King. The series follows Hannah, Aria, Spencer and Emily through years of taunting from a mysterious figure named ‘A’.
Netflix removing shows from its streaming services always results in some uproar and dissatisfaction from fans, but this reportedly has nothing to do with Netflix but rather, the licencing agreements in place.