On the most recent episode of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin — a by-product of the 2010 Freeform present — the characters return to Rosewood, the city from the primary sequence. It’s there that the principle characters study that among the sufferers from Rosewood’s Radley Sanitarium have been “sent to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy over in Riverdale.”
Yes, that Riverdale! The Riverdale that’s the heart of the CW’s Riverdale, the present that put a nitty-gritty spin on the Archie comics characters. The present that started off as commonplace homicide thriller, however then grew to become serial killers and cults and magical powers and alternate universes, with the newest season ending with a comet hurtling in direction of city and catapulting everybody again to the Nineteen Fifties.
It’s official: iconic teen thriller Pretty Little Liars and iconic teen paranormal-crime-drama-soap-opera-musical(?) Riverdale now share a universe.
To be truthful, the connection isn’t a lot a deliberate lengthy con as it’s government producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s little Easter egg that finally ends up opening a complete field of Peeps (making an attempt to attach two metaphors right here, bear with me). As Aguirre-Sacasa informed TV Line, he wasn’t even positive if he might make that connection.
“I assumed that we wouldn’t be allowed to reference Riverdale, since it’s in a completely different universe, but it stayed in,” he stated. “So, yeah, I guess it does exist in the same universe.”
He went on to explain some in-jokes inside the forged, with Alex Aiono apparently actually into the thought of a soccer rivalry between the 2 excessive faculties in each reveals.
“I would love for there to be a football game between them,” Aguirre-Sacasa stated. “Who knows, though. If we did push it further, I don’t even know how far we’d be allowed to push the shared universes. It would great, though, that’s for sure.”
The authentic Pretty Little Liars was based mostly on a sequence of books by Sara Shepard and ran for seven seasons on Freeform (then often known as ABC Family). It adopted 4 estranged mates after a mysterious stalker begins sending them threatening messages about their deep darkish secrets and techniques. The present finally deviated removed from the unique e-book sequence, creating an extremely tangled internet of intrigue. You may say that Pretty Little Liars walked so Riverdale might catapult itself out of a cannon.
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin premiered earlier this summer time on HBO Max. It’s the third Pretty Little Liar spinoff, although the opposite two didn’t final lengthy. Original Sin (which is, confusingly, not the unique present) follows a distinct set of characters in a distinct city — until this episode, once they visited Rosewood and met up with a personality from the unique sequence (albeit, performed by a distinct actor).
Riverdale has already crossed over with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, although that connection is somewhat simpler to clarify. After all, Sabrina is an Archie comics character. If Aguirre-Sacasa does resolve to push the connection, there’s one little itty bitty hiccup: Lucy Hale, who starred as artsy Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars, additionally starred as Katy Keene within the Riverdale spinoff of the identical title. And Katy Keene already made a Riverdale look.
But that doesn’t deter government producer Lindsay Calhoon Bring, who informed TV Line she would “love a world where all of the shows come together, and Lucy Hale is in duplicate playing Katy Keene and Aria.”
The authentic creator of the Pretty Little Liars books, nonetheless, has but to weigh in. The subsequent factor to determine: Where does Glee match into this?