Why Lucy Hale finds the new Pretty Little Liars reboot “depressing”

The actress has found this very confronting.
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Oh, the days where our biggest collective concern was trying to figure out who A was and not navigating a pandemic.. simpler times. 

The good news is, a dose of nostalgia is headed our way in the form of a Pretty Little Liars reboot. And original cast member Lucy Hale (who played Aria) has weighed in on the series.

WATCH: Lucy Hale on Secrets of a Small Town

When asked if she had any advice for the next generation of “Liars”, Lucy confessed it was slightly demoralising to acknowledge that she has outgrown the youngest gen.

“Oh my God, it’s so depressing that I already have to give advice to a new generation,” the celebrity laughed as she told TV LineThe 32-year-old, however, went on to share her endorsement for the spin-off.

“But I think it’s great. It’s an honour that they want to continue the legacy of Pretty Little Liars. Like, how cool is that? I also know Bailee Madison, who’s in the show, and I adore her. I’ll always support other artists and actors, no matter what the venture is. I think it’s important that we do that, because there’s not enough of that. And I’m as curious as anyone to see what they’re going to do with it.”

Lucy Hale has shared her advice for the next generation of “Liars”. (Credit: Getty)

She also said that she is sure the cast of the reboot will experience “drastic” life changes once it airs, just like she and her fellow cast mates (Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario) did during PLL’s heyday.

Lucy stresses to live in the moment as “it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience”. Which is ironic in itself considering the show’s being rebooted – but we still stan the advice!

The spinoff, which is titled Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, is currently in development at 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 — finds 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,” the logline read.

Lucy played Aria in the original version of the series. (Credit: Instagram)

The show is to star Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Bailee Madison, Malia Pynes, and more. 

Considering the series’ first spinoff, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionistswas cancelled after one season, it will be interesting to see how this one plays out

Perhaps even the OG cast will make some cameos? Though nothing’s been confirmed as of yet. But we’re sure fans would love to see some familiar faces make a return to their screens.

Along with the main “Liars”, another key character in the franchise was Jenna Marshall, played by Australian actress Tammin Sursok. 

Girlfriend recently caught up with Tammin, who alluded to some BTS “drama” on the set of PLL.

Tammin Sursok has alluded to BTS drama during her time on Pretty Little Liars. (Credit: Getty)

“Everyone wants to know all the secrets behind the scenes and it’s funny to me that people think that no matter where you work, everything’s always fine and dandy,” Tammin told us.

“No matter what field you work in, no matter where you are in your workplace there’s always some shenanigans and some drama. And that’s the same for TV shows. There’s always something that goes on behind the scenes.”

Well, regardless of what’s happening behind the curtain… we know there’s bound to be some drama unravelling on our screens. And we cannot wait.

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