Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin premiers its first three episodes on HBO Max today, Thursday, July 28. As the new series derives from the original Pretty Little Liars world, what are the connection and the difference between the two?
The show’s executive producers Lindsay Calhoon Bring, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, talk about the series, from its iteration to its Pretty Little Liars connection to the upcoming easter eggs. So, are fans ready to watch Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’s Creative Freedom
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will run without restrictions, given that it will be aired on a streaming service. Thus, it will have the creative freedom to do what it wants.
With that said, Bring told TVLine viewers would witness how teens talk in real life in the series.
This will help them expand the “playground” and let things “get more dangerous.”
“It also let us have more freedom to push the violence, to push the horror,” she added.
So, if the original series was bound to the TV network’s restrictions to show a perfect and clean storyline, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin could get a little messy.
In fact, the backstories of its characters were messier themselves. Imorgen (Bailee Madison) is a pregnant high school student, while Noa (Maia Reficco) is just out of the juvie.
However, though the spinoff has its own story to tell, it’s still part of the Pretty Little Liars universe.
“Lindsay and I, as writers and creators, are fans [of the franchise],” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “We’re fanboys and fangirls. We love this stuff. We love when characters [from other shows] pop in, we love the crossover episodes.”
Despite that, they still wanted the spinoff to establish its own town and group of characters so that it wouldn’t be in the shadow of its parent show.
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Easter eggs
So, with Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’s connection to the original series, will fans see callbacks and Easter eggs?
“Once you hit Episode 6, the Easter eggs — and more than Easter eggs — start coming fast and furiously,” Aguirre-Sacasa revealed.
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In fact, these references will continue until the show ends.
“Knowing that the fanbase of the original Pretty Little Liars is so strong, we wanted to make sure we gave some fan service to them,” Bring added. “But we’re also our own story and our own thing, so we hope that will be exciting for them.”
Lucy Hale Reviews Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin
One of the original Liars, Lucy Hale, who played the role of Aria Montgomery, reviewed Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin after she attended the premiere, which she also hosted.
"The show is really cool, it's really good and there is a new fresh take on it,” she told E! News. Like there is enough familiarity where people will, the original fans will love it. But it's scary, and it's really dark in Millwood."
Surely, this will make fans excited to watch Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
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