Last week, ABC Family broke the news that one Pretty Little Liars regular was heading to the new spin-off show Ravenswood: Taylor Blackburn, who plays Caleb Rivers. We’ve also previously gotten details on three characters that will be introduced in the spin-off and they will all appear in the Pretty Little Liars Halloween special in October before heading to Ravenswood.
Now the network is announcing that two of the three roles have officially been cast. Brett Dier will star as Abel, “a lone wolf with an old soul whose trust is hard won but who is loyal until the end”, and Elizabeth Whitson will star as Olivia, a “once carefree and effortlessly happy spirit who has recently experienced hardship, leaving her questioning what’s important and what no longer matters”. Abel and Olivia are twins whom fans will first meet during the PLL Halloween episode.
When asked whether Caleb is leaving Pretty Little Liars for good, writer Joseph Dougherty tweeted that “There’s plenty of Caleb to go around, but he’s the only one who can unlock the secrets of Ravenswood.” In addition, PLL star Troian Bellisario told ET that Toby and Spencer are also heading to the new show, albeit briefly: “I don’t know exactly how it’s going to happen, but I know Toby and Spencer are going to Ravenswood in the episode we’re filming next week! I’m excited to see what that’s going to turn out because it’s already pretty crazy in the script.
Ravenswood is set to premiere in October 2013. on ABC Family.