It’s no secret that there’s a Pretty Little Liars reboot with an entirely new story in the works for HBO Max, but what does the original cast have to say about the show? Some of the Liars have spoken out about where they stand on the idea of bringing the show back with different stars!
Pretty Little Liars aired on Freeform for seven seasons from 2010 to 2017 and starred Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ian Harding, Keegan Allen, Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish and Brendan Robinson, among others. Throughout the series, the four main Liars tried to uncover a major mystery about their missing friend, Alison DiLaurentis, after getting anonymous text messages that appeared to be sent from Alison. After she was found alive, the girls and their boyfriends work together to uncover who is the elusive “A.”
Once the show came to an end, the stars continued their Hollywood careers but always reflected on the impact PLL had on their lives. Lucy, for one, told TMRWxTODAY in June 2021 that she’d “never say never” when it comes to reprising her role in the future.
“I sincerely wish everyone the best and I hope it’s a huge success,” Lucy told Us Weekly in November 2020 of the new series. “Some people get angry about a reboot, but I think it’s important to be supportive of up-and-coming artists. I’m curious to see what they do with it!”
She’s since spoken in multiple interviews about continuing the franchise and revealed that the original Liars have no involvement in the upcoming series just yet.
“As far as I know, no one from the original is involved in any way,” the Ragdoll star told Variety in November 2021. “From what I hear, it’s going to be really dark.”
But that being said, a few of the original cast members would love to reprise their roles if the opportunity presented itself.
“I would love [a reboot],” Brendan — who played Lucas Gottesman — told J-14 exclusively in August 2020. “I’m curious if it would be a reboot, like a series reboot or if it would be in the form of like a two-hour movie. I would totally be down for that. Any opportunity to work with people that I like to work with, and kind of ‘go home’ if you will, I’m totally up for that.”
Scroll through our gallery to see what the original Pretty Little Liars stars have said about the reboot so far.
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