Thursday, September 24, 2020

HBO Max Gives Series Order to 'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin' Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Pretty Little Liars
 is officially returning! HBO Max has today given a series order to the original drama series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).

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, 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.

Aguirre-Sacasa will executive produce with Leslie Morganstein and Gina Girolamo, with Calhoon Bring serving as co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television, Alloy Entertainment and Muckle Man Productions will produce.

"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," said Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring. "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."

"Roberto and Lindsay are expanding the Pretty Little Liars universe with more murder, mysteries and scandal, and we can't wait," added Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max."

The original Pretty Little Liars was developed by I. Marlene King based on the book series by Sara Shepard. Debuting in June 2010, the drama ran for seven seasons on ABC Family and Freeform. It launched two spinoffs - Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists - which both aired for only one season.