Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale responded to whether or not she’d make a cameo in the franchise’s HBO Max spinoff series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Hale starred in the original mystery series, which followed a group of teens being tormented by an anonymous presence known as A. Based on Sara Shepard’s books of the same name, Pretty Little Liars earned a massive fanbase over the course of seven seasons on ABC Family (now Freeform) and inspired several spinoff series, including Ravenswood and The Perfectionists.
In 2020, it was announced that a spinoff entitled Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin would be added to the franchise. Riverdale mastermind Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) helm the streaming series which centers on a new friend group navigating a harrowing life with A. The latest incarnation’s liars are played by Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Zaria, and Malia Pyles. With buzz brewing about the series, viewers are already wondering if any familiar faces will pop up.
While attending the Original Sin premiere, Lucy Hale opened up to Extra about whether or not she’d appear on the show. After the interviewer said Aguirre-Sacasa has given Hale an open invitation to guest star, Hale didn’t shy away from discussing the possibility. Check out what the actor had to say below:
“I think there’s something really special about how separate they are… I don’t know. Who knows. Would I be a mom now? I never say never, so we’ll see.”
Hale sees Original Sin as a totally new take on the story and clearly doesn’t want to mess with that. Earlier in the interview, the star discussed how this iteration of Pretty Little Liars was much darker and more akin to a slasher. She didn’t shut down the idea, though, pondering whether her character Aria would find herself as a mother all these years later. This isn’t the first time she’s joked about coming back as a mom on the spinoff.
According to Hale, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will strike a magic chord amongst audiences, giving something fresh for a new generation, while still tipping the hat to original fans. Seeing her and fellow Pretty Little Liars co-stars like Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Troian Bellisario would be a delight for older audiences. Of course, it depends on how it’s handled. Seeing as the HBO Max series is set in a totally new town, the question remains whether any of them would reprise their old characters or take up a new identity. Perhaps one of them will even wind up being unmasked as A.