'Pretty Little Liars' Season 7 Will Be Last?

Ernie Howell

Pretty Little Liars show creator Marlene King doesn't dodge many questions about what direction her show is moving toward. And questions about the continuation of the popular TV series isn't one of them.

But when asked if Season 7 would be the final one for Pretty Little Liars by the Hollywood Reporter's Ryan Gajewski, King gave an answer that still leaves a possibility for future seasons in the series.

"There's a new mystery and a new story that starts up when we come back in the next episode, and that story will most likely end at the end of season seven. So it's a great final, gigantic mystery twist — I think it's the biggest we've ever had. And that feels like season seven is probably a good time to end that story. But we'll see — we have a little time to play with it. But we're definitely moving in that direction."

While fans will have to wait until January, 2016, to find out about the new villain, clues in the final two minutes of the mid-season finale revealed the character's gender -- or so viewers think.

"I'll be done next October with [Pretty Little Liars] forever, which is exciting, but also scary at the same time because it's the next chapter of my life and so I'm really looking forward to exploring different and darker roles."

A nagging question many fans had after the mid-season finale must also be answered, preferably within the first few minutes of the next episode.