ABC Family is in talks for a pilot order to the drama Pretty Little Liars, with Privileged star Lucy Hale inking a deal to star in the project based on Alloy Entertainment's series of young-adult novels by Sara Shepard.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is adapted for TV by Marlene King, and is set three years after the disappearance of the manipulative and vindictive "Queen Bee" Alison. It revolves around her four 16-year-old girlfriends, Aria (Hale), Emily, Spencer and Hanna, who have lost touch with one another until each of them begins to receive mysterious messages suggesting that Alison is watching them and knows every secret they're desperate to keep. The messages don't stop even after Alison's body finally is discovered.

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