HBO Max’s “Pretty Little Liars” reboot has added two more cast members in Malia Pyles and Zaria.
Titled “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” the series is set within the same universe as the Freeform hit but centers on a different set of characters in a new town. The project is the fourth entry in the “Pretty Little Liars” franchise, following the flagship series (which ran for seven seasons) and the short-lived spinoffs “Ravenswood” and “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.”
Zaria will play Faran, a poised, disciplined ballerina with aspirations to make it out of Millwood. But “A” isn’t the only villain in Faran’s life. In the world of ballet, it’s death by a thousand microaggressions.
Pyles will portray Minnie, the youngest of the Little Liars. Having survived a childhood trauma, Minnie spends most of her time in a virtual world, but she is more than capable of taking on the dark forces of Millwood — including “A.”
The two star opposite Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney and Maia Reficco.
“Original Sin” is described as a “dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama.” Read the full series description below.
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.
“Riverdale” boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writer and executive producer on the reboot alongside “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” vet Lindsay Calhoon Bring, who is co-EP and writer. The series is produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Michael Grassi, Caroline Baron and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are also executive producers of the series, which is based upon the bestselling series of books by Sara Shepard.
Deadline first reported the castings of Zaria and Pyles.