Did ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Creator I. Marlene King Shade the Reboot in a Tweet To Netflix?

by Jeremy Spirogis
(L=R): Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Executive Producer I. Marlene King, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale and Sasha Pieterse of

Years after the hit thriller drama Pretty Little Liars got here to an finish, a reboot was introduced. While extra PLL could look like a superb factor, not everybody was happy — together with collection creator I. Marlene King. Did the showrunner make a delicate dig on the new present in a November 2020 tweet, or has she come round to the thought?

‘Pretty Little Liars’ aired from 2010-2017

(L=R): Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Executive Producer I. Marlene King, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale and Sasha Pieterse of 'Pretty Little Liars' attend Freeform 2017 Upfront on April 19, 2017 in New York City.
(L=R): Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Executive Producer I. Marlene King, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale and Sasha Pieterse of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

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Pretty Little Liars, primarily based on the e-book collection of the identical title by Sara Shepard, premiered in June 2010. It started with 4 teenage women who’re nonetheless reeling from their buddies’ disappearance one 12 months earlier. When she’s pronounced lifeless, they start to obtain messages from a mysterious particular person, identified solely as “A.”

PLL grew to become a phenomenon, altering the panorama of each TV and social media endlessly. Not solely did the hit collection air for seven seasons, however it spawned two spinoffs, Ravenswood and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. All had been helmed by King and featured most of the identical characters as connective tissue.

The reboot, ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ 

Though Pretty Little Liars aired on the Disney-owned Freeform (previously ABC Family), it was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. So when its guardian firm, WarnerMedia, created its streaming service, HBO Max, PLL was yanked from Netflix within the U.S. and moved to its new residence.

WarnerMedia then took its possession of the title a step additional. In September 2020, just some months after HBO Max’s launch, it introduced a reboot: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. The new collection will characteristic a brand new solid, a brand new storyline — and, a lot to followers’ dismay — new folks behind the scenes.

Marlene King’s response to the brand new present

Fans weren’t the one ones who had been upset to listen to the information. Still, King put a constructive spin on issues. “We are PLL family forever,” she tweeted shortly after HBO Max’s announcement. “If we need to declare ourselves #OGPLLFamily then that’s what we’ll do. Staring [sic] now.”

“Wait what? THE BODIES ARENT EVEN COLD YET,” a Twitter person replied to King. Given the collection options numerous demise, this remark might be taken in a number of methods. “Literally. They are somewhere in the WB jungle,” wrote again King, citing the forested space of Warner Bros. lot the place PLL filmed.

King’s particular wording on this tweet to Netflix

Months later, and particulars on the reboot stay minimal. However, PLL’s previous residence, Netflix, shared a teaser for a brand new collection, Tiny Pretty Things. The present is concerning the mysterious demise of a dancer at a prestigious ballet firm, and the streaming service deemed it PLL meets Center Stage.

“Thanks for the shout out,” King tweeted at Netflix. “The #PLLfamily all the time welcomes new exhibits and new alternatives for creators and expertise to shine.” King might be saying she’s come round to the reboot. She may be making a pointed assertion — {that a} new present much like PLL doesn’t want to make use of its title.

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