"Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin" Officially Casts All New Liars

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Photo credit: Freeform
Photo credit: Freeform

Get ready, liars. There's a brand new series coming to town. That's right, another Pretty Little Liars spin-off, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, is happening and you don't want to be on A's bad side when she starts causing trouble for these brand new characters. Things certainly won't be the same when we get to go back to our favorite world, but it will definitely be interesting thanks to Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa bringing the series to life. So what can we expect from this new spin-off?

Here's everything we know about Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

Will the original cast make appearances in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?

Sorry, liars. Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale shut down rumors that she'll be appearing in the upcoming reboot in an interview with Variety. "As far as I know, no one from the original is involved in any way," she explained. "From what I hear, it’s going to be really dark."

While the original cast hasn't officially been brought on at the moment, Lucy says she's open to it. "We would love to come back and do more," she says. "I guess we’ll just we’ll just have to wait and see."

Who is starring in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?

Looks like we officially have all our new Liars that will be the focus of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

According to a report by Deadline, Malia Pyles and Zaria have joined HBO Max's PLL reboot, completing the main cast. Malia is taking on the role of Minnie, the youngest of the new Little Liars. She spends most of her time in a "virtual world" after surviving childhood trauma and is more than capable of taking on the dark forces of Millwood — including "A."

Zaria will play Faran, a poised, disciplined ballerina with aspirations to make it out of Millwood. On top of dealing with "A," Faran also faces microaggressions in the world of ballet.

In July 2021, Deadline reported that Chandler Kinney (Zombies 2) and Maia Reficco are joining the cast as the show's leads.

"Kinney will play Tabby, an aspiring director and horror movie buff. Like the other Little Liars, Tabby’s hiding a secret. Reficco will portray Noa, a striving, sardonic track star who’s working hard to get her life back to normal after a summer spent in juvenile detention," Deadline reported.

Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a photo of all the new Liars to Instagram on August 19, confirming that casting for the main characters is complete.

"And then there were five. Our quintet of Pretty Little Liars (aka Stunning Empowered Final Girls) is complete!" Roberto captioned the photo. "Can't wait to join you in our bubble of thrills and chills! Now the only iconic character missing is…[A]."

When is Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin filming?

According to a report by Just Jared Jr., production for the new series began the week of August 9. Our new set of Liars will be caught in action soon as filming is slated to start in upstate New York on August 23.

Is the Pretty Little Liars spin-off actually happening?

Yep, the big news was announced on September 24 with a mysterious new video posted on the official Pretty Little Liars page. A left us a nice little message, "It's not what you think, b*tches," before revealing the show's official name, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

What will Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin be about?

While you might be thinking that we're heading back to Rosewood, we're actually going somewhere completely new this time.

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."

Is anyone from the original series coming back for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?

The location isn't the only thing that's changing. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is co-writing the series with Lindsay Calhoon Bring. The two previously worked together 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 honor what the fans loved about the hit series, while weaving in new, unexpected elements."

Will it air on Freeform?

Along with the brand new showrunners, the series will also be taking the Pretty Little Liars to a whole other network. Unlike the previous Pretty Little Liars spin-offs, this show will air on HBO Max, which is currently where fans can rewatch the original series. HBO Max is also behind the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot, so they know a thing or two about bringing our favorite shows back to life.

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