Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) were four friends living in a tiny Pennsylvania town when their fifth friend, Alison (Sasha Pieterse), went missing one summer. The girls would be harassed for the following seven seasons by a mysterious figure known only as “A,” who knew all of their darkest secrets and had no qualms about revealing them.
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, a remake for HBO Max, is now available. The new series follows a different cast of individuals in a different setting, but based on what we’ve seen so far, it looks to be just as insane as the original. So, get your notebooks ready, for it’s time to figure out who A is once more.
In September 2020, the project received a 10-episode direct-to-series order from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Frequency).
The drama is set in the same universe as the original, according to the HBO Max press statement. “A series of tragic events nearly tore the blue-collar town of Millwood apart twenty years ago,” it continues. Now, in the current day, a new batch of Little Liars is tormented by an unknown Assailant and forced to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. We find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the current Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars — in the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
Upstate New York began filming in August 2021. According to Hudson Valley 360, the exterior sequences will be shot in Hudson, while the interiors will be shot in Saugerties.
When Does The Film Premiere?
The show is scheduled to launch in 2022, although no date has been selected yet. The first episode will be named “Chapter One: Spirit Week,” according to an Instagram post on Friday the 13th in August 2021.
Five young women are the focus of the show. According to Deadline, Imogen will be played by Bailee Madison. Imogen is a “genuine survivor” and the “last girl” who will “drive the mystery of uncovering ‘A’.” HBO “Aspiring director and horror movie buff” Tabby will be played by Chandler Kinney, according to Max. Tabby, like the other Little Liars, is hiding a secret,” and Maia Reficco plays Noa, a “striving, sardonic track star trying to get her life back on track after a summer spent in juvenile incarceration.” Minnie, the group’s smallest member, is played by Malia Pyles. “Minnie spends much of her time in a virtual world as a result of a childhood trauma, but she is more than capable of taking on Millwood’s evil powers, especially ‘A,'” Deadline adds.
Zaria will also play Faran, a ballerina fighting “a thousand microaggressions” in the harsh world of ballet, according to Deadline.
According to Deadline, other cast members include Alex Aiono as Noa’s boyfriend; Mallory Bechtel as Karen, Millwood High School’s Queen Bee; Eric Johnson as the local sheriff; Carson Rowland as Chip, who has a crush on Tabby; Jordan Gonzalez as Ash, a transgender student and Minnie’s love interest; Ben Cook as Henry, Faran’s partner on and off the stage; Elias Kacavas as Greg, one half of Karen’s
Behind The Scene
Lisa Soper (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is set to direct the first two episodes, according to a press statement from HBO Max. Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring have also expressed their enthusiasm for paying tribute to the classic series while incorporating “surprise features” into the new show.
“We knew we had to treat the original series as #CANON and do something different because we’re such enormous admirers of what I. Marlene King and her famous cast created. “In this relaunch, we’re leaning into the suspense and terror, hoping to reflect what fans liked about the successful series while weaving in new, unexpected elements,” Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring said in a statement.
“We can’t wait for Roberto and Lindsay to add more murder, secrets, and controversy to the Pretty Little Liars universe,” said Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s head of original content.
Caroline Baron, Jimmy Gibbons, Gina Girolamo, Michael Grassi, and Leslie Morgenstein are among the additional executive producers on the project. Sara Shepard, the author of the Pretty Little Liars series, is also credited with a piece of writing.
Where To Watch?
Original Sin will be available exclusively on HBO Max. Episodes will be issued on a weekly basis if the trend holds. All seven seasons of the original are also available on HBO Max if you want to watch (or re-watch) the show before it premieres.