As stated previously, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is leading the project, which is presented as an alternative, “tinged with horror, coming-from-rage‘version of PLL “Miles from Rosewood” in a whole new town, with a new generation of characters.
“Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events nearly tore the blue collar town of Millwood apart,” the show’s official description read. “Today, a group of disparate teenage girls – a whole new group of Little Liars – find themselves tormented by an unknown assailant and forced to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago. as well as theirs.
Aguirre-Sacasa The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina collaborator Lindsay Calhoon Bring will serve as screenwriter and co-EP on PLL: Original sin. In a statement, the duo said: “We are so fans of this [series creator] Marlene King and her iconic cast created, we knew we had to treat the original series like canon and do something different. So we take a look at the suspense and horror of this reboot, which will hopefully honor what fans loved about the hit series, while also incorporating some unexpected new elements.
L’original PLL starred Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario and Sasha Pieterse as a group of Pennsylvania teenagers driven out – largely by text message – by a mysterious character known simply as “A.” (And ultimately as “AD” in the show’s later seasons.) The series based on young adult books written by Sara Shepard.
In addition to airing for seven hit seasons on ABC Family / Freeform (2010-2017), Pretty little Liars also spawned two short-lived spinoffs – Ravenswood, released from 2013 to 2014, and Pretty Little Liars: les perfectionnistes, aired from March to May 2019.