A new Pretty Little Liars is in the works!
A reboot of the hit series that run from 2010 to 2016 is going into development – and from the creator of another hit show, no less. Riverdale creator/showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is attached to spearhead the new show, on board as writer and set to executive produce alongside Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo from Alloy Entertainment – the company that owns the rights to Pretty Little Liars.
THR broke the news of the PLL reboot, reporting that show will be tackling a new story featuring new characters. It remains to be seen in if PLL creator I. Marlene King, who left Warner Bros. TV for a gig working at Disney’s 20th TV, will be attached in any way.
It’s also uncertain as to where the series will end up, although the previous popularity of the PLL brand and Aguirre-Sacasa’s involvement suggest it may not take long for a network to be announced. HBO Max, backed by WarnerMedia, is reportedly being eyed for the show.
Pretty Little Liars was quite the hit, the YA thriller airing for seven seasons, distributed around the world, and even spawning two spinoff shows. The spinoffs, on the other hand, failed to spark up the same interest; Pretty Little Liars: Ravenswood (2014) and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists lasted one season each.
Aguirre-Sacasa recently saw a couple of big cancellations, with Riverdale universe spinoff shows Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Katy Keene cancelled after season 4 and season 1, respectively. Nevertheless, Riverdale continues on and have will have its fifth season hits screens in 2021.