‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot Finds New Leads in Chandler Kinney and Maia Reficco07/03/2021
The ‘Zombies 2’ star and the ‘Kally’s Mashup’ actress have been cast for the upcoming ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ which will take on a darker storyline than the original show.
AceShowbiz -Rising actors Chandler Kinney and Maia Reficco have been tapped to lead the reboot of teen drama “Pretty Little Liars“.
“Zombies 2” star Kinney will portray aspiring director and horror film fan Tabby while “Kally’s Mashup” actress Reficco has been cast as Noa, a promising track athlete trying to turn her life around after a stint in juvenile detention, reports Deadline.
Titled “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin“, it will follow a group of teenage girls tormented by a mystery person, who is determined to make the youngsters pay for a mistake their parents made 20 years earlier.
The series is expected to take on a darker storyline than the original run, which starred Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Holly Marie Combs, and Lucy Hale, and aired for seven seasons until 2017. It was loosely based on the book franchise of the same name by Sara Shepard.
“Riverdale” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” with his “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” collaborator Lindsay Calhoon Bring while fellow “Sabrina” colleague, Lisa Soper, will direct the first two episodes.
Production on the coming-of-age series is set to begin in New York later this summer (21).
The upcoming series is set miles away from Rosewood, the setting of the original show, but it’s still within the existing “Pretty Little Liars” universe.
Two spin-offs, “Ravenswood” and “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” were previously launched after the original series ended but both were canceled after just one season.
One of the original stars, Lucy Hale, previously admitted she was shocked by how quickly the show, which concluded in 2017, was picked up for a revival. But she insisted she’s “supportive” of the project.
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