‘s HBO Max reboot Liars is a hit with critics and receives a near-perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sins premiered on Thursday, July 28, featuring three episodes introducing a new cast of Little Liars. Although we’ve only been on the series for a week, 12 Rotten Tomatoes reviewers have given it a 92% rating at the time of writing, with 12 critics agreeing. Pretty Little Liars: Original SinsAudience Score, it currently sits at 79% among 71 users. Pretty Little Liars revival outperforms HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot, with 36% on the Tomatometer and 64% average audience rating.
“With a tantalizing new mystery along with a refreshingly grounded crop of pretty little liars, Original sin It’s a good time for gossip,” reads the consensus of Rotten Tomatoes critics. Two episodes will be released over the next two weeks on August 4 and 11, with the last three episodes saved for August 18.
Many of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are overwhelmingly positive. Brad Newsome from Sydney Morning Herald says the series is “very self-assured with a slightly raised design that contrasts with an earthly cynicism and deep-seated darkness.” Paul Dailly van TV Fanatic states: “This new version of A is one of the scariest villains to hit the small screen… The girls know they’re left in the dark about a lot of things, but at least they know they’re not imagining this masked series. killer who shows up in random places.” Decision maker‘s Joel Keller is calling Original sin “a more violent reboot of the original series. But there’s a lot going on in this series, which can get overwhelming at some point.”
The logline for the series reads: “Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events nearly tore apart the working-class town of Millwood. Now, in the present day, a disparate group of teenage girls – a brand new set of Little Liars – are tormented by an unknown Assailant and had to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we are miles from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe – in a brand new city, with a new generation of Little Liars liars.”
“We’re such big fans of what I. Marlene King and her iconic cast have created, we knew we had to treat the original series as #CANON and do something different,” Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring said in a statement when the series was first announced. “So we’re leaning toward the suspense and horror in this reboot, which hopefully will honor what fans have loved about the hit series, while weaving new, unexpected elements into it.”
“Roberto and Lindsay extend the Liars universe with more murders, mysteries and scandals, and we can’t wait,” added Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is now streaming on HBO Max.