'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin': New Details About Spin-Off Have Been Announced
News of the reboot first broke a couple of weeks ago when The Hollywood Reporter announced a star-studded team behind the new series, with Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa bringing the new series to life.
The latest news was announced yesterday (September 24th) through a mysterious new video posted on the official Pretty Little Liars Instagram page.
They left us a nice little message - "It's not what you think, b*tches', before revealing the official name of the new show: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
View this post on InstagramNew town. New secrets. New Little Liars. A new generation of Pretty Little Liars is coming to @hbomax. @PLLTVSeries - PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN -from @WriterRAS, Lindsay Calhoon Bring, Alloy Entertainment & @warnerbrostv #PLL
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So what do we know about the new series?
Just like the original Pretty Little Liars series, Original Sin is based on the series of books by Sara Shepard.
But if you're thinking that we're heading back to Rosewood then think again - we're going somewhere completely new this time, as the new series is set in the present day, 20 years after a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart.
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According to HBO Max, "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."
Sadly, no official casting announcements have been made yet, so we'll need to wait a little longer to find out if any of the original cast will be returning.
But since the new series exists within the Pretty Little Liars universe, we're keeping everything crossed that some of the original stars might drop in.
Aguirre-Sacasa will be co-writing the series with Lindsay Calhoon Bring, who he previously worked with on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
"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," Roberto and Lindsay said in a joint statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"So, we're leaning into the suspense and horror in this reboot, which hopefully will honour what the fans loved about the hit series, while weaving in new, unexpected elements."
There's no news as to when the new series will hit our screens just yet, but we're hoping for a 2021 release. Watch this space!
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