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‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ Gets a Series Order at HBO Max

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HBO Max has given a straight to series order to the new drama, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Riverdale‘s Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Lindsay Calhoon Bring are on board as writers and executive producers of the new PLL series which involves a new generation living in a new town and hiding new secrets.

Pretty Little Liars ran for seven seasons and held the title of the top-ranked scripted cable series among teen girls. It stands as the top series ever broadcast on Freeform/ABC Family. Pretty Little Liars was also among the most popular series when it came to social media, besting even Game of Thrones and America’s Got Talent over its final season.

“We’re such huge fans of what I. Marlene King and her iconic cast created, we knew that we had to treat the original series as #CANON and do something different. So we’re leaning into the suspense and horror in this reboot, which hopefully will honor what the fans loved about the hit series, while weaving in new, unexpected elements,” stated Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will be a Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television production. Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo join Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring as executive producers.

“Roberto and Lindsay are expanding the Pretty Little Liars universe with more murder, mysteries, and scandal, and we can’t wait,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.

Sara Shepard’s bestselling Pretty Little Liars 16-book series has sold more than nine million copies in the United States. The series was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 80+ weeks and is also a popular read in 33 foreign countries.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

The Plot, Courtesy of HBO Max:

“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.”

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Nazriya and Ananya’s special wishes to Meghana Raj and her baby boy

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Actress Meghana Raj, wife of late actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday at a private hospital in Bengaluru. While the Sarja family celebrated the arrival of the little one as the return of Chiranjeevi Sarja, the internet has been abuzz with good wishes for the family.

Meanwhile, actress Ananya, took to social media to share a couple of pics and wrote “It’s a boy baby.”

It may be remembered that the actress had recently attended Meghana’s baby shower party as well. Chiranjeevi breathed his last when Meghana was four months pregnant. The 39-year-old Kannada actor passed away following a cardiac arrest in June.

Interestingly, Junior Chiru’s birthday marks Meghana and Chiranjeevi’s engagement anniversary. The pics of the baby have been trending on social media. In one of the pics, Chiranjeevi’s brother Dhruva is seen carrying the baby close to a huge portrait of the late actor.

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Pawan Kalyan teams up with director Saagar Chandra for a big film!

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“Your most Beloved, Stylish & Highly volatile Super Cop is back in our Next!,” director Saagar K Chandra of ‘Ayyare’ and ‘Appatlo Okadundevaadu’ fame wrote on Twitter, announcing his next film with Pawan Kalyan.

The untitled film, to be produced by Suryadevara Nagavamsi of Sithara Entertainments, the film will see Power Star in the role of a cop. After ‘Vakeel Saab’, S Thaman is going to compose music for this PSPK starrer.

In a video clip released on the occasion, the makers described Pawan as the ‘King of Attitude’ and the ‘favourite cop of Telugu cinema’ playing a ‘high-voltage role’.

With cinematography by Prasad Murella, the entertainer will have editing by Navin Nooli and art direction by AS Prakash.

It’s rumoured that the film is a remake of the Malayalam film ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’, but nothing is official as yet.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sai Tamhankar turns into an entrepreneur; Launches her clothing label ‘The Saree Story’

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Sai Tamhankar comes with a special surprise for her fans as she introduces her clothing label which will focus on saree.

Saree is always considered to be one of the most elegant Indian attires. In fact, it is even considered to be the six yards of magic and panache which adds an extra sparkle to women’s beauty. And while it is quite popular across the nation, actress Sai Tamhankar, who has turned into an entrepreneur lately, has launched her exquisite label ‘The Saree Story’ which the concept of globalising saree with sumptuous and elegant designs. Interestingly, Sai has started this brand in collaboration with her college friend Shruti Bhosale Chavan.

Talking about the same, Sai, who has been very particular about picking up her roles, has been made sure to be equally diligent with her designs and sarees. “The designs, the cloth and every minuscule element that culminates into the process of making a saree is unique and exclusive at the ‘The Saree Story’. Like there is a story to every film every Saree in our brand has a story to it,” she added.

On the other hand, Shruti shared the idea behind the name of the brand and stated that while sarees never go out of fashion and each state comes with a unique style of saree. And keeping the ancient designs intact, the ladies have made an attempt to blend it with the way the new generation looks at wearing the saree.

“Sarees can’t get out of fashion, they have strong Indian values and traditions attached to it. There are 30 odd types of Saree in our country and every state has a unique styling of a saree and a heritage background attached to it, therefore, we thought of naming our brand ‘The Saree Story’,” Shruti was quoted saying.

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