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Lucy Hale Wants To Be More Like New 'Life Sentence' Character Stella

Lucy Hale Wants To Be More Like New 'Life Sentence' Character Stella

Lucy Hale is moving on from Aria Montgomery and embracing all that Stella Abbott, her new character in CW’s Life Sentence.

“She’s been living like she was dying, because she was — she had cancer, and she’s been told she had X amount of time live, so she was making all sorts of spontaneous decisions,” she shared about Stella. “She got married, she thought life was wonderful and her family was perfect, and then in the pilot we find out she’s going to live, so she has to re-figure out everything.”

Lucy continues, “She has to figure out who she is … It’s sort of like she knew how to die, but she didn’t know how to live.”

But that is exactly why Lucy wants to be more like Stella.

“Stella makes the most of it,” she says. “I aspire to be more like her.”

“I think if everyone was like her, the world would be a much better place. She’s a fixer and she’s very optimistic and positive. I’m not always like that!”

Life Sentence, also starring Elliot Knight and Carlos PenaVega, will premiere midseason on The CW.

The CW Drops First Look Trailers For New 2017 Shows - Watch Here!

The CW Drops First Look Trailers For New 2017 Shows - Watch Here!

We don’t know about you, but we’re excited about all the new shows coming to The CW.

The network just dropped its first look trailers for Lucy Hale‘s new series Life Sentence, Cress Williams‘ DC show Black Lightning, the military drama Valor, and the highly-anticipated reboot of the 80s soap Dynasty, starring Elizabeth Gillies.

The promos were shown during The CW Upfronts presentation on Thursday (May 18) in New York City.

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Click through to watch the trailers for the CW’s new shows…

Lucy Hale's New Show 'Life Sentence' Gets First Trailer - Watch Now!

Lucy Hale's New Show 'Life Sentence' Gets First Trailer - Watch Now!

Lucy Hale‘s new show, Life Sentence, looks so good!

The show centers on Stella (Hale), a girl who has spent the last eight years living like she was dying (because she was).

But when Stella finds out that her cancer has been cured, she is suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the “live in the moment” decisions she made, including marrying a total stranger. And if that’s not enough, she also finds out that her “perfect family” isn’t so perfect after all.

Turns out, because she was dying, everyone in her life hid their problems from her. But, now that she’s well, all bets are off.

Watch the full trailer below, now!

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Lucy Hale Gives Tiny First Look at New Show 'Life Sentence' Before Celebrating Pickup with Cast

Lucy Hale Gives Tiny First Look at New Show 'Life Sentence' Before Celebrating Pickup with Cast

Lucy Hale is staying put on our TV screens and JJJ is rejoicing!

We mean, what would our lives be without Lucy in it on a weekly basis?

Just after the pickup news, Lucy‘s co-star Elliot Knight shared a fun first look at the show on his Instagram. See it below!

The show follows “a young woman who thought she had terminal cancer and decided to live it up as if she only had a short period of time left before she perished…then she learns she isn’t actually sick at all — and now has to live with all the choices she made during a spree when she was ‘living like she was dying.’”

Later on, Lucy met up with her co-stars including Jayson Blair in celebrating the pickup. Check out the cute pic below!

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Lucy Hale & Elizabeth Gillies' New Shows Have Been Picked Up by The CW!

Lucy Hale & Elizabeth Gillies' New Shows Have Been Picked Up by The CW!

It’s official – Lucy Hale and Elizabeth Gillies are heading to The CW!!

The network announced that Lucy‘s Life Sentence and Elizabeth‘s Dynasty reboot have both been picked up for the 2017/2018 season.

It was also announced that fan-favorite shows – iZombie and The Originals – will also return for the upcoming season.

Unfortunately, newbie series No Tomorrow and Frequency have both been canceled.

Along with Lucy and Liz‘s new shows, The CW also announced that new shows Valor and Black Lightning have been picked up for the upcoming season.

Other shows that have already been renewed for the 2017/2018 season include Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and The 100.

Carlos PenaVega Joins Lucy Hale in The CW's 'Life Sentence' Pilot

Carlos PenaVega Joins Lucy Hale in The CW's 'Life Sentence' Pilot

Carlos PenaVega just landed a huge new TV role!

The 27-year-old Grease: Live star has been cast as a series regular opposite Lucy Hale in the CW pilot Life Sentence, according to Deadline.

Life Sentence “centers on Stella (Hale), a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to ‘live like she was dying.’”

Carlos is set to play Darrius, Lucy‘s brother-in-law, who is “extremely positive” and “family loving.”

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Lucy Hale Lands First Post-PLL Role in The CW's Upcoming 'Life Sentence'

Lucy Hale Lands First Post-PLL Role in The CW's Upcoming 'Life Sentence'

Lucy Hale is switching networks.

The 27-year-old actress is set to star in the upcoming CW dramedy pilot Life Sentence, according to EW.

This will be Lucy‘s first post-Pretty Little Liars television role.

The show follows “a young woman who thought she had terminal cancer and decided to live it up as if she only had a short period of time left before she perished… then she learns she isn’t actually sick at all — and now has to live with all the choices she made during a spree when she was ‘living like she was dying.’”

Pretty Little Liars‘ final season begins airing this April.

P.S. Lucy is giving us the feels for another reason. Click here to see why.