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Lea Salonga joins HBO Max’s ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’

Lea Salonga joins HBO Max’s ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’

REBOOT. Lea Salonga is part of the upcoming 'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin' series.

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Lea joins Sharon Leal, Elena Goode, and Zakiya Young in the 'Pretty Little Liars' spin-off

Lea Salonga has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming HBO Max’s Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, the highly-anticipated Pretty Little Liars reboot. 

The Broadway singer announced the news on Tuesday, September 28. “The moms have descended upon the town of Millwood! And we have secrets and lies of our own (can’t let the children have all the fun)! So excited to be part of the cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” she wrote. 

According to a Deadline report, Lea will play Elodie, the overbearing mom of Minnie (portrayed by Malia Pyles) who works overtime to keep her daughter safe following trauma from Minnie’s childhood. 

Joining Lea are Sharon Leal (Dream Girls), Elena Goode (Straight Outta Compton), Zakiya Young (Orange is the New Black), and Carly Pope (Demonic). Other cast members include Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Bailee Madison, Mallory Bechtel, and Eric Johnson. 

HBO Max first announced the news of a reboot in September 2020. According to a Vulture report, the revival series will “follow an entirely new ‘generation’ of Liars hunted by an Anonymous revenge-seeker.”

A target release date for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin has yet to be announced. 

The original Pretty Little Liars series ran from 2010 to 2016 for seven seasons, and starred Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Ian Harding, Sasha Pieterse, and Tyler Blackburn. 

The show was loosely based on the mystery drama novel series written by Sara Shepard, which followed four high school girls whose lives changed once their clique leader went missing. After her disappearance, a mysterious texter named “A” begins to threaten the girls with their deepest secrets.

The hit franchise produced two spin-offs – Pretty Little Liars: Ravenswood (2013) and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019) – both of which were canceled after one season. – Rappler.com