“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” will premiere July 28, HBO Max has announced.
The release date was announced via a first look teaser for the series, which shows a mysterious figure cutting up and burning pictures of the five main characters: Imogen (Bailee Madison), Minnie (Malia Pyles), Noa (Maia Reficco), Tabby (Chandler Kinney) and Faran (Zaria).
The new series is a sequel to the original series that focuses on a completely new set of teenagers in the blue-collar town of Millwood, Pa. The five main characters are tormented by someone operating under the identity of “A,” an alias assumed by villains from the original show, who knows the secrets of both the teenagers, and their parents. In addition to the five main characters, the series also stars Mallory Bechtel, Sharon Leal, Elena Goode, Lea Salonga, Eric Johnson, and Alex Aiono.
“Pretty Little Liars” was developed for HBO Max by “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” collaborators Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring. Original “Pretty Little Liars” series showrunner I. Marlene King executive produces with Aguirre-Sacasa, Calhoon Bring, Michael Grassi, Caroline Baron, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment produce in association with Warner Bros. Television
“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” will debut its first three episodes on July 28, followed by two episodes on August 4 and 11, and the final three episodes on August 18. Watch the full teaser below.
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