Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin retitled Pretty Little Liars: Summer School for season 2

The television franchise that began with Pretty Little Liars on Freeform (starting back when the channel was known as ABC Family) and continued with two short-lived spin-offs on Freeform – Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists – moved over to the HBO Max streaming service earlier this year with a new series called Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, which leans further into horror territory. As we reported back in September, HBO Max has ordered another season of the show. Now Deadline has revealed that season 2 is going to sport a new subtitle. This season is being called Pretty Little Liars: Summer School.

Returning from season 1 are Bailee Madison as Imogen Adams, Chandler Kinney as Tabby Haworthe, Zaria as Faran Bryant, Maia Reficco as Noa Olivar, Bechtel as Karen/Kelly Beasley, Sharon Leal as Sidney Haworthe, Elena Goode as Marjorie Olivar, Eric Johnson as Sheriff Tom Beasley, Alex Aiono as Shawn Noble, and Lea Salonga as Elodie Honrada. Jordan Gonzalez will also be reprising the role of Ash Romero, who has been promoted from a recurring character to a series regular.

This take on the Pretty Little Liars concept was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring. It focuses on “new characters in the new fictional town of Millwood, PA and with multiple references to iconic horror movies (think Carrie and the original Halloween).” Season 1 had the following synopsis:

Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago… as well as their own.

Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring serve as executive producers with I. Marlene King, Michael Grassi, Leslie Morgenstein, and Gina Girolamo. Aguirre-Sacasa’s company Muckle Man Productions is producing Pretty Little Liars: Summer School with Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Muckle Man’s Jimmy Gibbons also receives a producing credit.

I haven’t watched Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin yet (or any other Pretty Little Liars), but this one did catch my interest with the talk of it being more of a horror show than previous entries in the franchise. I might have to give it a try sometime.

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Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

Source: Deadline

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