There’s nothing we love more than a reboot of our fav TV shows, and the reincarnation of Pretty Little Liars is edging closer every day.
It’s basically all we spoke about during its seven-year run from 2010 to 2017, and four years later, the series is finally returning, and vital details are coming to light. Here’s everything we know.
What is the Pretty Little Liars reboot called?
It’ll be named Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed so in an Instagram post back in September.
What is Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin about?
A quick recap on the original plot since 2017 was literally a lifetime ago: it’s based on Sara Shepard’s novels, which follow the lives of five teenage girls, Spencer, Alison, Aria, Hanna and Emily, and how their friendship falls apart after Queen Bee, Alison, goes missing.
The reboot, meanwhile, is expected to have plenty of dark twists, and will see the girls 20 years after Alison disappeared. Sarah Aubrey, head of content at HBO Max, who aired the show, said in a statement: “Roberto [writer] and Lindsay [producer] are expanding the Pretty Little Liars universe with more mystery, murder, and scandal, and we can’t wait.” Same.
Who is in the Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin cast?
The original series’ shot the cast: Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish to fame, but it’s not known whether any of the OGs will make a return. So far, five new cast members have been confirmed: Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Malia Pyles and Zaria. Here’s who each will play.
Bailee Madison, who is best known for her role in Good Witch, is set to play Imogen, a “true survivor”, who drives the “mystery of uncovering ‘A’ as she fights for her life and her friends”.
Chandler Kinney is set to play Tabby, “an aspiring director and horror movie buff” who is “hiding a secret”.
Maia Reficco, meanwhile, will portray Noa, “a striving, sardonic track star who’s working hard to get her life back to normal after a summer spent in juvenile detention”.
Malia Pyles will play Minni, the youngest of the crew who “spends most of her time in a virtual world”.
And last but not least, Zaria will be Faran, “a poised, disciplined ballerina with aspirations to make it out of Millwood”.
When is Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin out?
A release date hasn’t yet been set in stone, but it was revealed that filming will begin in NYC on August 23rd.
Is there a trailer for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?
Not a trailer, as such, but a video announcement was made by HBO Max, and the design affirms an extra creepy plotline.