Lucy Hale Shares Her Thoughts On ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot Following Backlash


Back in September, it was reported that “Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa would be helming a reboot of “Pretty Little Liars” for HBO Max.


While some fans were excited about the prospect of a reboot, others were not so thrilled to learn of the concept behind “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”, which will be set in the same world as the original but feature a whole new cast.


Lucy Hale, who played Aria Montgomery on the original series, weighed in on the backlash in an interview with Us Weekly.


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“I sincerely wish everyone the best and I hope it’s a huge success,” she said.


“Some people get angry about a reboot, but I think it’s important to be supportive of up-and-coming artists,” added Hale. “I’m curious to see what they do with it!”


In September, HBO Max announced it had placed a straight-to-series order for “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”.


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


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“In the dark, coming-of-RAGE, horror-tinged drama ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing ‘Pretty Little Liars’ universe — in a brand new town, with a new generation of Liars.”