For older Gen Zers and younger Millennials, Pretty Little Liars was a big part of going through high school, college and post-grad, navigating the ups and downs with Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily. When the show ended in 2017, it was the end of an area, but viewers and the actresses were ready to say goodbye to the beloved characters and wonky, but oh-so-watchable storylines. What followed were a couple unsuccessful spinoffs that had a combination of low viewership and storylines that could not match up to the original, which combined drama, a mystery and plenty of romance to make it watchable for tons of teens and young women. But that soon may change, as HBO Max debuts the latest attempt at reviving the Pretty Little Liars universe for a new generation of teens. With the first episodes coming out on July 28, here is what you need to know about the series before you tune in.
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Here is the scoop:
- Twenty years before the show is set, a series of events ripped Millwood, a blue-collar town, apart. Now, the Little Liars, a group of teens with seemingly nothing in common, are being tormented by an Assailant for what their mothers did all those years ago (the original sin)…as well as their own actions.
- The series aims to be darker and more modern than the original—The cocreator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, describes Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin as the “slasher” version.
- The first episodes will be devoted to introducing the new characters, setting and world—although loyal fans can expect nods to the original as the series progresses.
- The main characters are Tabby (played by Chandler Kinney), who is always at the movies, Minnie “Mouse,” (played by Maila Pyles) who is quirky and quiet, Faran (played by Zaria), who is trying to break down barriers as a ballerina, and Imogen (Bailee Madison), a pregnant teen.
- Suspense and horror will be tapped into more from the mom’s and the Little Liars’ perspectives
- More female direction: Nine out of the 10 initial episodes are directed by women
- The moms will still play a role, but they differ from the ones in the original series when it comes to background a personality
- There is a blonde mean girl—with a twin (it cannot be Pretty Little Liars without twins)
- A lot of familiar tropes will be explored (secrets, lies, forbidden romances, etc.)
So, will you tune in? The first episodes drop July 28, but stay tuned for the rest of the season to hit the streamer. While you wait, see if you can keep a secret and watch Pretty Little Liars, even if only for the nostalgia.
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