pll glamping hiatus abc family 'Pretty Little Liars' EP Marlene King answers fan questionsAs a ramp up to the mid-season finale of “Pretty Little Liars,” executive producer Marlene King took fan questions on the official ABC Family Twitter and answered them on the official ABCPLL Twitter.

Here’s what Marlene had to say:

Q1: @daphnou8: #PLLchat Is it hard to put a book into a tv show and not making it the exact same story?

MK: @daphnou8 sara wrote such amazing characters and stories, the only hard part is deciding how to use the wealth of material she created.

Q2: @shawneiko: Is Alison going to be portrayed as anything but evil on the show? The girls allude to it, but there’s no proof it’s true!

MK:@shawneiko as the show continues we will see that Ali was a friend to them but a frienemy at the same time.

Q3: @KYLEKOUTECKY: #PLLchat Is Toby still alive?

MK:@KYLEKOUTECKY tonight you will find out the truth about Toby. #PLLchat

Q4: @channylover1322: #PLLchat Is it better to have read the books first or can you just watch the show???

MK:@channylover1322 my goal is to write a show that is fun to watch for all. If you have read books we only add and surprise you.#PLLchat

Q5: @xxToeKneexx123: Will there be 1 full season of Pretty Little Liars since the show is going through the storyline of the books so fast?

MK: xxToeKneexx123 We have so many fun stories to tell. The show will run for years and secrets will continue to shock and astound you.

Q6: @FrenchSteph #PLLChat Did you expect the show to be a big success?

MK:@FrenchSteph I hoped we would tap into the success of the books and I am so happy viewers have embraced the show! #PLLchat

Q7: @SOMEB0DYTOLOVE: @ABCFpll #PLLChat which was your fav. episode to create? 🙂

MK: @SOMEBODYTOLOVE The pilot and summer finale are so far my favorite episodes. They entice and deliver. #PLLchat

Q8: @mtmac7: #PLLchat Will the relationship between Aria and Ezra continue throughout the rest of the seasons?

MK: @mtmac7 The summer finale answers a big Aria Ezra questions and brings you some important new developments. #PLLchat

Q9: @susanrb: From the previews I’ve seen for tonight, they’ve mentioned “glamping”, is this an original concept or was it from the books?

MK: susanrb I went glamping last summer and thought it would be a fun new twist to introduce people to. #PLLchat

Q10: @WhOaGRL: @ABCFamily #PLLchat Have you gotten any negative feedback with the Emily &Maya storyline? if So, how do you deal with it?

MK:@whoagrl Emily and Maya have proven to be relatable and embraced by viewers and that thrills me. #PLLchat

Q11: @shannon121496: #PLLchat: Hey, so whats it like working with the cast?

MK: @shannon121496 the cast is my most favorite part of the job. They are kind, talented and teach me so much about life. #PLLchat

Q12: @NancyDrewGal: @ABCFamily #PLLChat Can you describe Ashley, Shay, Lucy, and Troian in one word? 🙂

MK: @NancyDrewGal KIND.

Q13: @WeHeartTroian: #PLLChat Who’s story in the show is most intriguing to you?

MK: @WeHeartTroian Alison continues to amaze me. She is extremely complex.

Q14: @Edith_Camargo: Will Hanna and Lucas’ relationship develop when the series returns? #PLLchat

MK: @Edith_Camargo Hanna and Lucas will develop a relationship that is separate from the books but will deepen with time. #PLLchat

Q15: @SaraJordao: @acbfamily #pllchat what is the character you relate the most, and why?

MK: @SaraJordao There is more than one thing about each PLL that I relate to. I think they are universally real for me and others. #PLLchat

Q16: @kcostaaa: will we be seeing more of Ella when the show returns? #PLLChat

MK: @SaraJordao We have a great story line for Ella coming up. She is going seek and find.#PLLchat

Q17: @callistahogan: What can we expect from Spencer in the coming episodes, both the summer finale and the continuation in the winter?

MK: @callistahogan Spencer will find herself thrown into the middle of both family and mystery drama. #PLLchat

Q18: @iamnotashley: Is there going to be a relationship between Ashley and Byron when the show continues? #PLLchat

MK: iamnotashley I love that Ashley and Byron are becoming friends. Will it lead to more? We’ll see. #PLLchat

Q19: @wildgurl14: @ABCFamily Did Lucas Trash The Memorial? #PLLchat

MK:@wildgirl14 Lucas is so kind and giving to Hanna but he also harbors some deep wound that need to heal. #PLLchat

Q20: @taytay096: @ABCFpll is Ian going to be on the show more?? #PLLchat

MK: @taytay096 tonight’s episode will bring answer your question about Ian (the character) #PLLchat

Q21: @khaeiycee: @ABCFamily #PLLchat who did you cast first, Nia or Shay? Coz u did good pairing those 2 as mother and daughter.

MK:@khaeiycee We cast Shay as Emily and the moment Nia walked in the door we knew she had to play her mother. #PLLchat

Q22: @kenya_bulldawgs: @ABCFpll Will Aria’s parents work out their differences?? will aria tell anyone about her relationship with Mr. Fitz

MK: @kenya_bulldawgs Aria and Ezra will find themselves in an interesting spot after tonight.#PLLchat

Q23: @stephshamie: #PLLchat Was is hard casting Ali’s character being that she isn’t really in the show except for flash backs?

MK: @stephshamie when we met Sasha I new immediately that she was Ali. #PLLchat

Q24: @ambcat: @abcfamily will we ever find out how alison died? #pllchat

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Q25: @Chaudberry: @ABCFamily #PLLchat Was the awesome bond between Emily and Toby planned?

MK:@Chaudberry We wanted Emily and Toby to have an interesting relationship but the chemistry they was a great surprise. #PLLchat

Last question: @No1Dallas: @ABCFpll huge fan of the mad are we gonna get tonight? Is it a big cliffhanger?!?! #pllchat

MK: @No1Dallas tonight’s episode is definitely a cliffhanger. But don’t get mad, jump off your couch and scream with delight. #PLLchat

Marlene King added later: question 24. Watch and see.

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