Aria Might Come Back In Season 2 Of The Pretty Little Liars Reboot
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Season 1 came to a dramatic close when the final three episodes were released on Aug. 18, 2022. But fans immediately wanted more. Sure, A’s identity was revealed, and many questions were answered, but even more threads were left dangling in the last 10 minutes of the final episode. If you’re impatient for a second season of the Pretty Little Liars reboot, here’s everything you need to know so far.
Warning: Spoilers for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin follow. Original Sin’s finale brought many storylines to a close... just to open them up again, in true PLL fashion. A’s identity was revealed to be two people: Angela’s twin brother, Archie, was the muscle, and their father/the high school principal, Clanton, was the brains behind it all. Further, Sheriff Beasley, who was discovered to be Angela’s attacker, survived being stabbed by his wife, and Tabby and Imogen’s attacker, Chip, was arrested. But just as quickly as the Liars could make all this progress, it all fell apart — Chip came home on bail, Archie broke free from his hospital bed, attacked Beasley, and in the last moments of the season, he showed up to attack Chip.
All of these cliffhangers have fans wanting a second season of the reboot — and thankfully, Max has listened to their demands.
More Liars Are Coming To Max Soon
On Sept. 7, 2022, Max confirmed Pretty Little Liars was officially renewed for a second batch of episodes. In a statement to Deadline, series creators Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring said, “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! Eternal thanks to the fans who have embraced this new horror version of Pretty Little Liars — which we’ll be continuing, of course — and our partners at HBO Max, Warner Bros. Television, and Alloy Entertainment. As Tabby would say, ‘There’s a sequel in the offing!’”
Season 2 Will Have Its Own Title
Since Pretty Little Liars became a hit, the spinoffs have all carried different subtitles: Ravenswood, The Perfectionists, and now Original Sin. Unlike Ravenswood and The Perfectionists, which only lasted a single batch of episodes each, Original Sin was renewed for a second season soon after Season 1 ended. However, the team behind it has opted to give the new season yet another subtitle. The show will be known as Pretty Little Liars: Summer School for the new installment.
Since Original Sin ended with the surviving characters celebrating the holiday season and the coming new year, it seems a time jump might be on the way. Considering all the mystery-solving that went on in the first season, it’s not a surprise these kids might need to make up a class or two after the school year’s end.
The Beloved Final Girls Are Returning
The main cast of teen girls are all confirmed to return to the series, including Imogen Adams (Bailee Madison), Tabby Haworthe (Chandler Kinney), Faran Bryant (Zaria), Mouse Honrada (Malia Pyles), and Noa Olivar (Maia Reficco), and Karen/Kelly Beasley (Mallory Bechtel).
The main girls’ parents, Sidney Haworthe (Sharon Leal), Marjorie Olivar (Elena Goode), Tom Beasley (Eric Johnson), and Elodie Honrada (Lea Salonga), are expected to return as well. Also, Shawn Noble (Alex Aiono) will probably return as Noa’s boyfriend.
Jordan Gonzalez, who plays Mouse’s love interest Ash Romero, will be upped to a series regular in Season 2 after only recurring in Season 1. Ash was mostly on the sidelines as he romanced Mouse in Original Sin, but this promotion promises to give him the spotlight in Summer School.
Some OG Liars Will Show Up
Fans of the original PLL will also be excited to hear a cast member from the 2010s hit will be coming to the spinoff: Annabeth Gish, who will reprise her role as the therapist Dr. Sullivan. Gish is the first actor from the OG show to join the new series... but she may not be the last.
Lucy Hale, who starred as Aria, told TVLine she would be open to making a cameo in Max’s PLL series — which would make perfect sense, since the Season 1 finale revealed Aria and Ezra are adopting Imogen’s baby. (TBD if Ian Harding would make an appearance to complete the Ezria duo.)
It’s Going To Be Scarier Than Ever
PLL: Original Sin already cemented the show as a slash-ier, more horror-filled version of the original series, with this version of A committing much more onscreen terror than its earlier counterpart. However, Summer School is going to up the ante even more.
In his Instagram post revealing Season 2 wrapped filming, series co-creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa called the season “deeper, richer, funnier, more beautiful, and WAY SCARIER than our first.” So yeah, there’s that to look forward to.
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