Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is an upcoming spin-off of the original Pretty Little Liars franchise. It is the fourth series to be made into the famous franchise falling behind Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.
The Pretty Little Liars universe is based on a series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard. The original show followed the lives of four teenage girls; Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, and Emily Fields. Their lives fall apart after the group leader, Alison, goes missing. The remaining estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages a year later from a mysterious identity named “A.”
The upcoming American teen drama mystery thriller Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will take place, 20 years after “a series of tragic events that almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart.”
The show, created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, who worked on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, will have a similar premise. The announcement of the show was made on September 2, 2020. The plotline will occur within the same continuity as the previous television series but follow new characters and storylines in a unique setting.
This won’t be the first show where someone has tried to continue the Pretty Little Liars universe. During the original run, there was the short-lived spin-off called Ravenswood, and in 2019 we saw Alison and Mona leaving Rosewood for a new adventure which included murders and stalkers in Beacon Heights, Oregon, on The Perfectionists.
Unfortunately, both the spin-offs were canceled after one 10-episode season. Fans of the original series have also tried to continue their love with the spin-offs, but the storyline wasn’t enough to gain recognition.
This upcoming season is also subjected to multiple questions regarding its future, and fans expect it to learn something from past failures. The most well-recognized factor in the original series was the genuine friendship between the girls, but this point was pretty missing from the last two tries.
The characters didn’t connect substantially, and the friendship was practically nonexistent. Another aspect that was forgotten was the mysteries and the pacing of their respective secrets. The puzzle was too complex and complicated for anyone to follow what was going on.
The major misstep that both previous spin-offs had in common was breaking up fan-favorite couples. Ravenswood broke Hanna and Caleb, while The Perfectionists broke Alison and Emily.
The only advice for the upcoming series is, Don’t try to give the new girls similar personalities to the original teens, and make sure they’re truly connected and benefit from that connection from the very start.