What do you do when you want to reboot a mega-successful teen drama? Give it to an architect of another mega-successful teen drama! Per The Hollywood Reporter, a reboot series of Pretty Little Liars is in the works from Riverdale maestro Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, which just makes a lot of dang sense!
If you were a fan of teen-friendly soapy, campy dramas with plenty of murderous intrigue, Pretty Little Liars was your bread and butter. The Freeform (nee ABC Family) drama aired from 2010-2017, starring Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, and Janel Parrish as a group of high school friends who reckon with a mysterious figure named “A” who exposes their secrets in increasingly fraught, violent ways. It garnered a huge fandom and two spin-off series, Ravenswood (2013-14) and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019). This new series, developed with Warner Bros. TV, won’t touch on any of this recent mythology or any of their characters, instead following a new group and a new story.
We’ll keep you updated on the new Pretty Little Liars as soon as we know more.