HBO is back at it. Doing what they do best and bringing back our favorite shows with a modern-day twist, their next target is Pretty Little Liars. With the success of the Gossip Girl reboot, it was only a matter of time until HBO was taking on their next previously successful teenage drama and turning it into something new. What to expect from this upcoming reboot? Here's everything there is to know.
Titled Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, the show will loosely follow the basis of the original series along with some major changes and updates. Like the original, the show will focus on the lives of five teenage girls, Imogen (Bailee Madison), Tabby (Chandler Kinney), Minnie (Malia Pyles), Faran (Zaria), and Noa (Maia Reficco). According to HBO Max, the series will take place in a new fictional town called Millwood. The synopsis reveals "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."
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon, who worked on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, will be co-writing this series. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, they explained: "We're such huge fans of what Marlene King and her iconic cast created, we knew that we had to treat the original series as #canon and do something different. 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."
But for fans desperate to see a cameo from the OG liars, things aren't looking hopeful. Lucy Hale, who played Aria in Pretty Little Liars, told Variety that she and the rest of the original cast have no plans to return to that world, although they would be open to it. "From what I hear, it's going to be really dark," she said. No official trailer has been released yet, but we've got a feeling this saga's just getting started. Stay tuned.