4:15 pm EDT, September 24, 2020

‘Pretty Little Liars’ reboot gets series order at HBO Max

By Hypable Staff

Pretty Little Liars is gearing up to make a comeback— this time at HBO Max where viewers will be plunged into a mystery in a whole new town with new secrets.

Update (9/24/2020): HBO Max announced on Thursday (September 24) that it has given a direct to series order to Pretty Little /liars: Original Sin— a brand new reboot of the hit Freeform drama, which is based on the popular book series by Sarah Shepard.

Hailing from Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Lindsay Calhoon Bring, the series is set to introduce viewers to an entirely new town, with entirely new secrets.

Though the new series is set to focus on a brand new crop of Little Liars with their very own A to deal with, the HBO Max series is still set within the PLL universe fans have come to know and love.

The streaming service paired its exciting announcement with a very short foreboding trailer that finds the mysterious A warning viewers with a cryptic message: “It’s not what you think, Bitches.”

Interested in learning more about what you can expect from the reboot? Check out the official synopsis below!

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.

Currently, there’s no word with regards to when we might see
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin debut via HBO Max.

Original Story (9/2/2020):

A Pretty Little Liars reboot is already in the works– despite the fact that the original adaptation ended merely three years ago.

Here’s a bit of reboot news no one likely saw coming: a new iteration of Pretty Little Liars is officially in the works— and the proposed series already has some major star power spearheading the endeavor behind the scenes.

According to Deadline, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (best knowing for creating The CW’s Riverdale) is teaming up with Alloy Entertainment to develop a reboot of Pretty Little Liars reboot.

Word that a reboot of the popular Freeform is already in the works will likely come as a bit of a shock to fans of the show— especially given that Freeform’s adaptation of Sarah Shepard’s popular book series only ended back in 2017.

Related: ‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ has been cancelled by Freeform

Fans intrigued by the prospect of a PLL reboot should’t expect to see reworked versions of Spencer, Hanna, Aria, Emily, Alison, and Mona if and when the reworked rendition hits the small screen.

Instead, Aguirre-Sacasa’s version would reportedly feature a brand new story with a brand new cast of characters.

As the reboot is currently in the very early stages of development, there aren’t many more details to go off of. That being said, if and when the series finds a home and gets the green light, it’ll be interesting to see what the Riverdale show runner’s take on PLL ends up being.

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