ABC is plotting a Pretty Little Liars reunion.
Shay Mitchell has been set to star in THE HEIRESSES, an in-development drama series from I. Marlene King, based on the novel by PLL author Sara Shepard.
The drama is described as a family soap with a mystery twist set in the diamond world. The Saybrooks are a household name. They have been blessed with great fortune, but cursed with epic loss. The events surrounding a deadly crash a year ago drove a wedge between the once-inseparable diamond empire heiresses. But when an unspeakable tragedy brings the cousins back together, they create a truly unbreakable bond. They set to solve the mystery of who wants the Saybrook family dead before one of them is the next target.
King is writing and executive producing the project from WBTV, Alloy and Long Lake Media. PLL‘s EPs Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are also executive producing The Heiresses.
The PLL showrunner is also developing a spinoff of the long-running series, The Perfectionists, also based on the book by Shepard, starring Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish. King is also an EP on ABC’s Eligible, a modern-day retelling of Pride & Prejudice, based on the novel by Curtis Sittenfeld, from Sherri Cooper Landsman & Jennifer Levin.
Mitchell next stars in Lifetime’s You opposite Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail.
Linda Ge | TV Editor