Here’s What Lucy Hale Thinks About the Pretty Little Liars Reboot

Despite backlash from fans, Lucy Hale said she's supportive of HBO Max's Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, which is a reboot of long-running Freeform series.

By Kaitlin Reilly Nov 19, 2020 11:43 PMTags
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Lucy Hale has zero shade to throw at the Pretty Little Liars reboot. 

The actress, who starred on PLL as Aria Montgomery, was asked by Us Weekly about the upcoming HBO Max series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, which is set in the same world as the Freeform series but follows a new storyline and characters. Many fans were upset that the show will not see the return of original creator I. Marlene King, whose own PLL spin-off, The Perfectionists, was cancelled after just one season. Others simply called the return of the show, which ended in 2017, too soon. 

"I sincerely wish everyone the best and I hope it's a huge success," the Fantasy Island star shared with the outlet. "Some people get angry about a reboot, but I think it's important to be supportive of up-and-coming artists. I'm curious to see what they do with it!"

Lucy has a unique connection to the new reboot. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who was also the showrunner on Lucy's short-lived CW series Katy Keene, is the executive producer of the upcoming PLL, which will be written by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina producer Lindsay Bring. 

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Though the original PLL team is not involved in the show, Roberto and Lindsay made it clear that the seven seasons of the Freeform series have laid the foundation for the future show. 

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"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," Roberto and Lindsay said in a joint statement to Variety. "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."

While PLL will return to the small screen at some point in the future, Lucy's next project will be of the cinematic variety. She is set to star in dark comedy Big Gold Brick with Megan Fox as well as rom com The Hating Game opposite Robbie Amell

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