Filipino Broadway star Lea Salonga has been cast in the upcoming rehash of the popular series “Pretty Little Liars” on HBO Max.
Salonga also made the announcement on Instagram on Sept. 28.
“The moms have descended upon the town of Millwood! And we have secrets and lies of our own (can’t let the children have all the fun)! So excited to be part of the cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin!” Salonga wrote.
Salonga will play Elodie, Minnie’s (Pyles) mom. A bit overbearing, Elodie works overtime to keep her daughter safe following a trauma that occurred when Minnie was just a little girl, according to an article by deadline.com, a popular entertainment site in the US.
Leal joins the cast as Sidney, Tabby’s (Kinney) mother and our main Pretty Little Liar matriarch. Sidney is a real estate agent and single mother, doing her best to provide for her daughter, as well as Imogen (Madison), the same article added.
Written by Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring, the reboot based on the bestselling books by Sara Shepard will feature a new story and new characters. Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart.
The same article added: “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-age, 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.”
Salonga is represented by Josh Pultz at Amplified Entertainment and Attorney Robert Perlstein. Leal is repped by Buchwald. Pope is repped by LINK, Gersh and Tyman Stewart of The Characters Agency. Goode is represented by Innovative Artists and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Young’s reps are Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin and Associates, deadline.com wrote.