A new generation of liars is on the way to HBO Max. The streaming network has given a direct-to-series order for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, a reboot of the hit Freeform series Pretty Little Liars.
The new iteration, which will be in canon with the original series, is from Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina producer Lindsay Calhoon Bring.
Taking place 20 years after a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart, the series follows a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — who 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.
The series is described as a “dark, coming-of-RAGE” horror-tinged drama set in the PLL universe.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring said: “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.”
“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 series is produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, You) in association with Warner Bros. Television. Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are also executive producers of the series, which is based upon the bestselling series of books by Sara Shepard.
The Pretty Little Liars book series includes 16 books and three companion novels. It is a #1 New York Times bestselling series and was on The New York Times Best Sellers list for more than 80 weeks. To date, nine million copies of the book have been sold in the U.S. alone, and it has been sold in 33 foreign markets and languages.