Pretty Little Liars season 7B star Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams will join forces in the upcoming sci-fi drama titled Clara. The real life couple will portray an astronomer-research assistant relationship.
Deadline first reported the news about the project. The film will thrust newcomer Akash Sherman at the helm of the project, who will serve as both writer and director. The source describes the film as follows:
“Clara tells the story of Issac Bruno (Adams), as astronomer obsessed with searching the cosmos for signs of life beyond Earth, despite the collapse of his own personal life around him. Isaac takes on an unqualified but spirited young research assistant named Clara (Bellisario) who restores balance and perspective in the midst of his downward spiral. Working together as a team, their research ultimately leads Isaac to a shocking and profound scientific discovery.”
Other names attached to the project include Ari Lantos, Kristen Hager and Ennis Esmer. Lantos serves as producer for the film while Hager and Esmer also star. Production for the project is already underway in Toronto.
Adams and Bellisario’s Previous Team Up
Although this is the first major team up for Bellisario and Adams, the two already worked together before–albeit indirectly. Patrick J. Adams appeared in the first season of Pretty Little Liars as Ezra’s (Ian Harding) college buddy named Hardy.
It turns out Adams’ guest appearance on the series had a deep background. At the time, he and Bellisario were broken up. However, Wetpaint reveals he wanted the actress back so he auditioned for the role to be around her again. The ploy worked out and they became a couple again.
Meanwhile, Bellisario also appeared in Adam’s USA Network series, Suits. The role brought the two star directly working together as the actress played Mike’s (Adams) ex-girlfriend, Claire. Her scenes were restricted to flashbacks from Mike’s old life as a bike messenger in Suits season 4.
Bellisario appears again on the fifth season of the drama as Claire on the present day. She learns about Mike’s involvement with the firm and threatens to expose him as a fraud. However, she changes her mind later at the request of Rachel (Meghan Markle).
Pretty Little Liars Season 7B Updates
As the PLL final episodes draw near, spoilers are becoming scarce. However, one interesting bit that came out recently suggested that Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) may appear in a spin-off series.
Nevertheless, this is all speculation for now. Hence, fans should treat it with a grain of salt.
Pretty Little Liars season 7B starts airing in April. There are only ten episodes remaining before the series wraps up for good.
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