HBO Max has picked up Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin for a second season. The 10-episode first season of the show, which debuted in July, is described as a coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama that takes place far from Rosewood, the setting of the original Freeform series created by I. Marlene King, but still within the “Pretty Little Liars” universe. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin was another horror series that captivated the hearts of genre fans, even though the majority of them were focused on a group of teenagers unravelling the ongoing mysteries of The Upside Down. Now it has been reported that the spinoff has been renewed for a second season at HBO Max.
It’s wonderful news as the series garnered largely favourable reviews in its debut year of horror. This is primarily because Original Sin completely transformed the franchise into a slasher horror one. Any fan of the genre would have felt at home in the series’ setting, which featured the traditional plot of a group of teens attempting to unravel a sad mystery from their families’ history. The community of Millwood served as a living ode to movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Prime Night. The finest thing, though, was that the series’ nostalgic undertones were supported by the dark mystery surrounding “A” and the people who were the target of this killer.
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement, “We are so proud of the incredible response both critically and from fans that ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ has received. Viewers have embraced our new generation of Liars, and Roberto and Lindsay’s brilliantly dark, horror-fueled take on this iconic franchise. Along with Alloy and Warner Bros. Television, we are thrilled to continue the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ legacy.”
Despite the name of its successful franchise, Original Sin nearly seemed to be the next series to be axed by Warner Bros. and HBO Max given all the drama going on there. Fortunately, this didn’t happen. Even though the first season of the show wasn’t perfect, its sense of terror and endearingly complicated characters made it a must-watch mystery week after week. Although there is no official release date for Season 2, it seems likely that we will see the show again sometime in 2019.