Freeform Channel producing 'Pretty Little LIars: The Perfectionists,' set in a town outside Portland

Lots of excitement recently in the South Shore neighborhood of Lake Oswego, where crews were filming the pilot episode for a spinoff of the popular TV show "Pretty Little Liars."PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - 'Pretty LIttle LIars: The Perfectionists' is filming around Lake Oswego.

The new show, called "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," is being shot by Warner Horizon Scripted Television for the Freeform channel. It will be set in a fictional town near Portland, according to location manager Shaun Gavin.

Scenes were shot March 19 in chilly weather around a swimming pool on Palisades Terrace Drive, with a beautiful view of Oswego Lake in the background.

(An "intimate scene" was being filmed when The Review stopped by the set, so we were kept to the driveway out front.) The next day, cast and crew moved to what Gavin called "a cute little bungalow" on Maple Circle to shoot interior scenes.

Streets remained open during the shooting, although parking was restricted.

The production company used the parking lot of the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church as a staging area for larger trucks and rented several driveways in the neighborhood to keep its smaller vehicles out of the way.

"The Perfectionists" will be the second spinoff of "Pretty Little Liars." It's based on the novel "The Perfectionists" by Sara Shepard and tells the story of the first murder ever in the picturesque town of Beacon Heights. Among the stars: Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, who will reprise their "Pretty Little Liars" roles.

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