The lying has only just begun. HBO Max has renewed Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin for a second season, TVLine has learned.
“We are beyond excited to continue telling stories with our amazing group of little liars, exploring their friendships, their romances, their secrets and their status as scream queens supreme!” co-creators Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring say in a statement. “Eternal thanks to the fans who have embraced this new, horror-version of Pretty Little Liars — which we’ll be continuing, of course — as well as our partners at HBO Max, Warner Bros. Television, and Alloy Entertainment. As Tabby would say, ‘There’s a sequel in the offing!'”
Original Sin wrapped its 10-episode first season on Aug. 18 with an epic unmasking of its central villain. “A” turned out to be Principal Marshall Clanton, who held the Liars accountable for the alleged sins of their mothers; he believed their cruelty was responsible the suicide of his own daughter Angela Waters.
The finale also snuck in one last Easter egg from the original Pretty Little Liars — the biggest one yet, actually. Imogen revealed that her baby was being adopted by a couple in Rosewood named Aria and Ezra, the characters played Lucy Hale and Ian Harding in the flagship series.
“It was important to us with a cable show — a short-order show, a serialized show — to complete these stories and complete these mysteries,” Bring told TVLine of Season 1. “Roberto and I love a complete story, so we wanted to complete these mysteries.”
Aguirre-Sacasa adds that he and Bring have “some preliminary ideas” for a second season, which will “definitely follow the same girls.” As he explains, “We certainly have a lot of places for these characters to go, new mysteries to tell and hopefully new ways to scare people.”
The show’s first season starred Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Zaria, Malia Pyles, Maia Reficco, Mallory Bechtel, Sharon Leal, Elena Goode, Eric Johnson, Alex Aiono and Lea Salonga.
Our Streaming TV Scorecard has been updated to reflect Pretty Little Liars‘ renewal. What are your hopes and predictions for the next season of Original Sin? Drop ’em in a comment below.
I was hoping for an anthology serie, with a different group of liars each season.
The way everything was wrapped up in Season 1, I expected the same.
I wonder if maybe that was the original plan and then the cast really blew up? If I had these girls in my show, I sure wouldn’t want to give them up!!
They can have it both ways-American Horror Story style-and use the same actors in different roles in different stories for the different seasons.
Glad to hear this good news! I really like this cast and I’m looking forward to seeing another story involving their characters. I hope this second season ends the same way the first season did with everything being tied up at the end. It is a satisfying way to go in my book.
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I initially tuned in out of curiosity (being a passionate fan of the OG PLL) and because I’m so fond of Bailee Madison that I support all her projects. But then I really grew to enjoy all of this new group so it’s great news that there will be at least one additional season!
I hope is that Imogen finds out she’s given her baby to a predator and his grooming victim, and so takes the baby back.
Please, please, keep this series going!!!! I love the thrill. The suspense!! I hated it when PLL was over and wished they had done a revamp or something of the show. My dream seems to have come true! Keep it up!!
I hope a future season involves Imogen learning her baby has been adopted by a predator and then casually targeting him for death like they did with Chip. Aria and the baby can move on from there.
I’m really grateful to HBO Max for renewing this. Very much enjoyed season 1. Brought back fun memories of watching the original series, but it also offered a fresh take. I was worried with all the changes going on at WB Discovery they might axe this. Glad they didn’t and it will be returning.
I am so excited and happy that pretty little liars original sin reboot got a season 2.
This is great news!
Thank god! So that discovery merge scare wasn’t real?! This will steam there?
I wanted this to be an anthology but I fell in love with the main 5 characters and the actress that play them so glad it won’t be.
I thought for sure this would get cancelled. I don’t think I’ll be watching Season 2
Yay! I’m so glad it got renewed. I love the show & cast. I just don’t want it to lose the old school horror aspect that I so enjoyed in S1.
Hopefully, the next season will not be so misandrist. Every male on the show was either a creep, at best, or a rapist or killer, at worst.