Where to watch 'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin' and A's new antics

A's back, but this time there's a whole new generation of Liars to get acquainted with

the cast of pretty little liars original sin
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A's back and ready to wreak havoc on a new generation.

When news of a Pretty Little Liars reboot surfaced, fans of the OG book-to-screen adaptation were eager to sink their teeth into a new mystery-thriller. Now, they'll pleased to know the antics are more terrifying than before. 

Writer and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who's worked on Riverdale, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's producer Lindsay Calhoon Bring have upped the scare factor, but still leave a few Y2K Easter eggs hidden throughout to make us nostalgic for the tale we know and love.

This time around, we're venturing away from Rosewood and making our way over to Millwood, where a group of teens are being punished for their mothers' secret sin from 20 years ago. Will they be able to escape A's torment, or is history going to repeat itself?

"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,” Aguirre-Sacasa and Bring said in a statement, according 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."

However, Lucy Hale is totally up for reprising her role as Aria Montgomery. 

"I don’t know, listen, who knows…? Would I be a mom now? I never say never… So we’ll see," she told Extra! of a possible cameo. 

Ready to see what else is in store for us?

Where to watch 'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin'

How to watch 'PLL: Original Sin' in the US

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is making its way to HBO Max on July 28. The 10-episode debut season will kick off with three episodes right off the bat, so prepare yourselves for a marathon. 

Two new episodes will be available for streaming come August 4 and August 11. August 18 will air the final three episodes.

This time around, the series will take on a darker energy, even dipping into horror genre. Aguirre-Sacasa even compared the infamous, anonymous A to horror mainstays like Jason and Freddy, so you know things are bound to get intense. 

On another note, the show has brought on a more diverse cast and hopes to reflect everyone's stories, while still relating to the ultimate theme of female friendship. 

"It's a show that should initiate conversations and give voice to people who often go unheard," says Chandler Kinney, who plays Tabby.

How to watch 'PLL: Original Sin' outside of the US

Should you not have access to HBO Max, you should consider snagging a VPN. A VPN allows you to change your IP address so you can browse anonymously and change your IP address so that your mobile, computer or laptop thinks it's in another location. We recommend Express VPN, the top-rated service by our colleagues at TechRadar.

Sneak peek: 'PLL: Original Sin' trailer

What'd we tell you about that scare factor?

Cast of 'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin'

The new liars are here! Meet the cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

"We very consciously said it didn't continue with the original characters," the show's co-creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly. "Honestly, the first series was so iconic. Trying to ask people to embrace a new Aria or a new Spencer felt like a losing proposition."

  • Bailee Madison as Imogen
  • Chandler Kinney as Tabby
  • Zari as Faran
  • Malia Pyles as Minnie
  • Maia Reficco as Noa

The original 'PLL'


Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
$10.99, £4.95

One of our go-to picks on the nostalgia TV list, the original Pretty Little Liars is available for streaming on HBO Max. 

Before the Original Sin premiere, catch up with the story in its original format: Sara Shepard's debut Pretty Little Liars YA novel was the start of a 16-book series! Needless to say, they make great reads for the beach.

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