Per Deadline, the reboot’s synopsis reads: “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.”
The series has been described as darker, modern, and “horror-tinged” — which makes sense, as the reboot is being helmed by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, who was previously a staff writer on CAOS.
“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,” Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring said in a statement, referencing the original 2010 series. “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.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Aguirre-Sacasa shared that fans of the original series will still get a little dose of Rosewood while in Millwood. “We love the idea that Rosewood exists,” he told EW. “We reference it. There are Easter eggs throughout the season.”
(Fingers crossed for OG Liar cameos, too!)
Who Is in the Cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?
One of the most exciting parts about a brand new PLL story is the promise of a brand new quintet. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will focus on a new set of five Little Liars: Imogen, Tabby, Noa, Faran, and Minnie, portrayed by Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Zaria, Malia Pyles, respectively. According to their character descriptions, all the Liars are final girls, and each of them is hiding their own secret.
Bailee Madison will play Imogen, a teen mom described as a “true survivor.” As the girls fight for their lives, Imogen will lead the group in uncovering the truth about “A.”