Fans may be growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of answers on Pretty Little Liars but showrunner Marlene King has promised season 4 will be different. The series raises more questions than a season of LOST and that’s why Marlene has dubbed season 4 “The Season of Answers.” She promises that in the season premiere episode alone (A Is For A-L-I-V-E) fans will discover the identity of the Queen of Hearts and what, or who, is in the trunk of Wilden’s car. And let’s not forget the mystery of whether we’ll be saying goodbye to Caleb.
Anyone else concerned that if the Queen’s identity is revealed in the season premiere it can’t be that interesting? Better yet, anyone else hoping that it’s going to be Ezra?
THR recently chatted with Marlene about what we can expect in the upcoming new season. Check out what she had to say here:
THR: You teased that in the season four premiere, the identity of the Queen of Hearts will be unveiled. How will that reveal play into the ongoing mystery? How many more reveals should we expect to be doled out over the course of the season?
King: Yes! The person on the Halloween train who poisoned Aria and stuck her in the box. We’ll definitely answer the question of whether Alison was flying that plane, if she was the one who pulled the girls out of the fire [in the finale], if Alison’s alive or if someone is posing as Alison with an Ali mask on. That’s the big answer that we’ll find out in season four.
THR: There is speculation that Alison has a twin sister or that the girls were hallucinating when they saw her. What’s been the craziest theory that you’ve come across about the Red Coat moment?
King: Gosh, the craziest? There are so many, and they’re so much fun. I’ve read theories that every single person on this show has a twin. There are theories that it’s Spencer’s twin in a blonde wig! There are so many theories out there, I love it. Of course the twin theory comes from the books. In the books, Alison had a twin named Courtney, and we go in and out of the books so you never know.
THR: How does Mona go about proving her loyalty, or does she?
King: Mona retrieves something in the very first few minutes of the premiere that Hanna wants and needs badly, and it’s the first test of her loyalty. It’s safe to say that they attempt to decide can we go back to what we once had or have we moved so far in the opposite direction that we can never be what we were again? It’s a fun part of the story in the premiere episode. I think fans are going to really like it. You leave the story wondering whether you can trust Mona — and that’s shocking to me. I would have thought a year ago we would never even be asking that question. But I think the fans will consider it. Fans love Mona. They love to hate her and sometimes we’ve felt sorry for her. I think she’s such a great three-dimensional character. She keeps getting more and more complex, and we love writing for that character.
THR: Because Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) is heading to Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood later this year, can it be assumed that Hanna and Caleb’s romance is winding down?
King: They have a lovely summer season together and they have lots of big story. Fans are going to love that we’re giving them so much story, and ultimately they have this sort of Casablanca moment in our Halloween episode that will leave Caleb in Ravenswood. It feels seamless and organic and the actors both embraced it. We’re hoping the fans will embrace it, too.
THR: Premiere photos indicate that the girls are attending a funeral. Should it be expected that a body is found in Wilden’s trunk?
King: Well they are dressed in black, looking pretty hot, and that’s all I’ll say. I love that the shot that’s been promoted of them walking across the street. We call that our Reservoir Dogs shot. It’s our Liars looking like total badasses. We’ll let the fans figure out where they’re going.
You can read the full interview over at The Hollywood Reporter.
Pretty Little Liars returns with new episodes this Summer. The season premiere is set to air June 11th on ABC Family.
Check out some sneak peeks of the season premiere here.