They’re back, bitches. Following reports of a reboot earlier this month, HBO Max confirmed today that Pretty Little Liars is coming back only three years after the original series ended on Freeform in 2017. A new generation of the show is coming to HBO Max with the upcoming series, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Lindsay Calhoon Bring.
But according to HBO Max, “it’s not what you think.” So what’s in store for the new show? A brand new setting, new characters, and of course, fresh secrets. “Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart,” the series’ official description reads. “Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-RAGE, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.”
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment, the production company behind teen drama hits like Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and the original Pretty Little Liars, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Along with Aguirre-Sacasa and Bring, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo have also signed on as executive producers. And like the original series, Original Sin will also be based on the novels by author Sara Shepard.
“We’re such huge fans of what I. Marlene King and her iconic cast created, we knew that we had to treat the original series as #CANON and do something different,” Aguirre-Sacasa and Bring said in a statement. “So we’re leaning into the suspense and horror in this reboot, which hopefully will honor what the fans loved about the hit series, while weaving in new, unexpected elements.”
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, added, “Roberto and Lindsay are expanding the Pretty Little Liars universe with more murder, mysteries, and scandal, and we can’t wait.”
The original Pretty Little Liars series first premiered in 2010 and ran on ABC Family (later rebranded as Freeform) for seven seasons. The popular teen drama launched Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario into stardom, and later inspired two PLL spinoffs. The first, Pretty Little Liars: Ravenswood premiered in 2014, while Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists debuted in 2019 and was canceled after one season.
Keep checking back in, because we’ll keep you posted with any new development about Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, including casting news, trailers and a premiere date.
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