HBO’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ reboot to film in Saugerties

Another HBO production will call the Hudson Valley home later this summer.

On the heels of “The White House Plumbers” and “The Sex Lives Of College Girls” being filmed extensively in Poughkeepsie and the surrounding areas, the Hudson Valley Film Commission announced this week that “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” would be recorded at Upriver Studios in Sausages.

The series is a reboot of “Pretty Little Liars,” which aired on ABC Family from 2010 to 2017, which later became Freeform; the reboot is set for HBO Max.

The teen thriller is billed as a “darker” version of the original, supported by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, developer of “Riverdale” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” in addition to serving as a writer for “Glee,” “Big Love,” the rewrite of ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ and numerous projects writing for Marvel Comics.

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Chandler Kinney and Maia Refico have been cast as the series’ protagonists, according to a “Deadline” report; Kinney is known for roles in Disney’s ‘ZOMBIES’ series and the ‘Lethal Weapon’ television series, while Refico starred in Argentina’s ‘Kally’s Mashup’.

The series joins a list of high-profile productions that have visited the area this summer. In addition to “The White House Plumbers,” which is expected to film throughout the summer in the middle of the Hudson Valley and featuring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux; and “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” made by Mindy Kaling, who spent several weeks filming in and around Vassar College; “Life & Beth,” a Hulu series starring Amy Schumer, Michael Cera and Michael Rapaport, was shot this week in East Fishkill and previously on Northern Dutchess.

In addition, county officials expect a plan to bring a movie studio to East Fishkill’s iPark campus to be presented this month.

According to Laurent Rejto, director of the Hudson Valley Film Commission, the industry’s economic impact for the region set records in 2019, which the industry is on track to surpass this year. The second quarter of this year is likely to be the biggest quarter in the commission’s history once the quantified totals are received, he said, above a first quarter that generated $12 million.

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