The secret is out. HBO Max green-lit a series reboot for the popular teen drama series Pretty Little Liars according to Variety. Now titled Original Sin, it is created by prolific screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl), a veteran of producing and writing teen soaps on shows such as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale.
Pretty Little Liars was a long running teen mystery drama that aired from 2010 through 2017 on Freeform. The original show involves four teenage girls attempting to keep deadly secrets buried in the wake of their best friend, Allison, disappearing. Those secrets prove impossible to stay buried when the girls begin receiving texts from an anonymous ‘A’ who threatens to reveal information through blackmail and sabotage. With the girls juggling high school, varsity sports, and complicated love on top of a potential murder, the show was a major hit.
Pretty Little Liars starred Lucy Hale (Katy Keene) as Aria Montgomery, Ashley Benson (Her Smell) as Hannah Marin, Troain Bellisario (Where’d You Go,Bernadette?) as Spencer Hastings, and Shay Mitchel (Dollface) as Emily Fields. It was based on the best-selling book series Pretty Little Liars written by Sarah Shepard.
Aguirre-Sacasa is set to write the show alongside Lindsay Bring (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). Variety picked up a joint statement Aguirre-Saca and Bring released in wake of the news on Friday, “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.” Aguirre-Sacasa will also executive produce alongside Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries) and Gina Girolamo (You).
The series reboot Original Sin will still tell the story of four teenage girls living with a dangerous secret. But, instead of hiding something they’ve done, they’re dealing with the consequences of something terrible their parents had done decades earlier. When an unknown blackmailer begins tormenting them, all hell breaks loose.