Rumorville: A ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot Is Coming From the ‘Riverdale’ Team + More Projects to Watch

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Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room.

“Pretty Little Liars”
It’s immortality, my darlings: according to Deadline, the hit series “Pretty Little Liars” will live another life at a new network and as a new iteration. The series is in the works from “Riverdale” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Alloy Entertainment. Aguirre-Sacasa will be writing the reboot-revival, which is in very early stages, currently with no network, but it will feature a new story and new characters, according to the publication’s sources. The original ABC Family turned Freeform series, developed by I. Marlene King, ran from 2010–2017 and starred Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell (Hale has since gone on to make an appearance on “Riverdale” and as the eponymous Katy Keene on the short-lived spinoff). Bonnie Zane and Gayle Pillsbury were the casting directors behind the original series, but like most Berlanti TV projects, “Riverdale” has been cast by Baldasare and Rapaportlearn how to audition for the casting duo here at Backstage!

“Nothing to See Here”
First reported on Thursday morning by Deadline, James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now,” “Smashed”) is in talks to direct the upcoming feature “Nothing to See Here.” Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Wilson, the 3000 Pictures feature will follow Lillian and Madison, two former boarding school friends from completely different backgrounds who reunite a decade later as Lilian is hired to take care of Madison’s step-children. If the deal goes through, Ponsoldt will reteam with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, his former “The Spectacular Now” writers who are adapting the novel and producing the feature. No casting or casting team has been announced, but Angela Demo and Barbara J. McCarthy cast “The Spectacular Now” if the whole band ends up getting back together.

Father-Daughter Murder Mystery
After “Blindspot” wrapped up this summer, NBC is reteaming with series creator Martin Gero and executive producer Alex Berger for a new potential series that has been put into development. Described as a father-daughter murder mystery drama, the project follows a young reporter “who witnesses the murder of her sister and launches an investigation to find the people responsible, enlisting the help of her estranged father, a legendary but reclusive investigative journalist.” Other than “Blindspot,” Gero and Berger have previously teamed up on the legal drama “Adversaries” and a White House political drama that did not (yet) make it past pilot commitment at the network. No further news has been announced, but keep an eye on “Blindspot” casting director Suzanne Ryan for the possible re-collaboration.

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