With a new Gossip Girl series pegged to premiere next year at HBO Max, Shadow and Act has learned that the WarnerMedia streaming service has officially ordered the new Pretty Little Liars series, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. The order is direct-to-series and is fromRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and co-executive producer/writer Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). The series is produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will executive produce.
Here's the official description; Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. 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.
Like the new Gossip Girl series, it should be expected that Pretty Little Liars: The Original Sin will have a more diverse cast than its predecessor.
“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. 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,' said Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring.
“Roberto and Lindsay are expanding the Pretty Little Liars universe with more murder, mysteries, and scandal, and we can’t wait,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
The original series ran from 2010-2017 for ABC Family (later Freeform) and was the No. 1 scripted series on cable for teenage girls. It sill remains as the top series to ever air on the network.
Overall, this would be the third spinoff of the show. Ravenswood aired for one season from 2013-2014 on the network and the recent Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists also aired for one season last year. Both were canceled due to low ratings. Original series creator, I. Marlene King, who was involved in the two prior spinoffs, is not involved with this one at this point.
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