Two 2010 classics are headed back to the small screen! It was recently announced that True Blood and Pretty Little Liars will both be rebooted on HBO Max. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is heading both projects.
The well-known producer will be writing the pilot for True Blood, with Jami O'brien serving as executive producer, alongside True Blood's original showrunner Alan Ball. The hit vampire drama ran from 2008 to 2014 and is based off of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels. It starred Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård and Sam Trammell.
Pretty Little Liars, which was based off of Sara Shepard's popular book series, initially ran from 2010-2017 on ABC Family, now known as Freeform. The series will be rebooted as Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, with Aguirre-Sacasa writing and executive producing, alongside Lindsay Calhoon Bring. The show will be center around the original cast's children, bringing in a whole new set of liars. The original show starred Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario and Sasha Pieterse.
The description for the show reads:
"Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls—a brand-new set of Little Liars—find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago...as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-RAGE, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe—in a brand new town, with a new generation of Little Liars."
While both shows are in early development, you'll want to keep your eyes out for more news, coming 2021.