Is Pretty Little Liars getting a reboot? Everything we know about the supposed revival of one of your teen classics below.
More than 10 years after Pretty Little Liars first hit screens, three years after the last episode aired and two cancelled spin-off series later, the Freeform mystery thriller series is reportedly getting yet another new version, this time spear-headed by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. As Alison DiLaurentis would say, “It’s immortality, my darlings.”
Okay, so what are the Pretty Little Liars reboot rumours all about?
News of the reboot was broken by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety earlier this week with just a handful of details offered.
As mentioned, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is reportedly behind the project, set to serve as writer and executive producer. In addition to Riverdale, Aguirre-Sacasa has also worked on Glee, Big Love and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Alongside Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo from Alloy Entertainment (the company that owns the rights to the series and any offshoots) will also executive produce.
It’s not clear what role, if any, Pretty Little Liars series creator I. Marlene King will have in the reboot. HBO Max is said to be the target destination for the potential new series.
Will the original cast return for the Pretty Little Liars reboot?
Despite cast member Lucy Hale telling Entertainment Tonight back in May it would be a “no-brainer” for her and the original Pretty Little Liars cast to sign on for a potential reunion, it’s looking like the reboot won’t actually include the original crew. The new show will reportedly feature a new story and new characters.
Though, if it did take a similar approach to the Gossip Girl reboot, set to be released on HBO Max sometime next year, the new characters would acknowledge the original cast.
How did the original series end?
While the reboot’s new plotline is still under wraps, looking at how the original series ended could give us some idea of what's to come in the Pretty Little Liars revival. The two-hour finale, which aired in 2017, saw the infamous A.D. unveiled as Spencer Hasting’s twin sister, Alex Drake.
But while the finale did wrap up the A.D. mystery, it still left heaps of unanswered questions, including: what did Maya know; why was Alison’s bracelet on Bethany; and why did Mike and Wesley skip the wedding? Maybe the new series will offer some answers.
What are the Pretty Little Liars cast up to these days?
They've certainly been busy.
In addition to being an actor, Troian Bellisario, who played Spencer Hastings on the show, has become a director, producer, writer and, as of October 2018, a mother.
Ashley Benson (Hanna Marin on the show) has continued to act too – she starred alongside Elisabeth Moss, Dan Stevens and Cara Delevingne in the 2018 flick Her Smell. Benson also dated co-star Delevingne dated for nearly two years before splitting in May this year. She's since been linked to rapper G-Eazy.
Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery) starred in The CW’s Life Sentence, the 2018 movie Truth or Dare and, most recently, a Riverdale spin-off show called Katy Keene and a movie filmed in Fiji called Fantasy Island.
And finally, Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields). She’s starred in Hulu’s Dollface and Netflix’s You. Shay has also created her own YouTube channel that features workout tips and beauty tutorials. On a personal note, Shay shared with fans that she’d tragically had a miscarriage in 2018.
So what do you reckon? Will you be tuning in to the Pretty Little Liars revival if it goes ahead?
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