The Philippines’ Lea Salonga and Filipino American actress Sharon Leal have joined the cast of an upcoming show based on the cult teen drama, Pretty Little Liars.
Salonga and Leal will both appear as series regulars in HBO Max’s “Pretty Little Liars” revival, according to the report by Deadline on September 27, 2021.
They will star opposite Elena Goode, Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Bailee Madison, Zaria, Malia Pyles, Alex Aiono, Mallory Bechtel, and Eric Johnson in the new series based on the bestselling books of Sara Shepard.
“Yellow Rose” star Lea Salonga will portray Elodie, the overbearing mother of Minnie (Pyles). Elodie works overtime to keep her daughter safe following a trauma that occurred when Minnie was just a little girl.
“Dreamgirls” star Sharon Leal plays Sidney, the mother of Tabby (Kinney). Sidney is a “real estate agent and single mother, doing her best to provide for her daughter, as well as Imogen (Madison).”
Salonga and Leal also star with Carly Pope and Zakiya Young who have joined in recurring roles.
Written by Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring, “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” introduces a brand new cast of “Little Liars” with a new story set in the fictional town of Millwood.
The dark, coming-of-age drama follows the new Liars as they navigate through their teenage years plagued by an unknown assailant and “made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago, as well as their own.”
The show’s executive producers include Aguirre-Sacasa via his Muckle Man Productions, Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo, as well as Michael Grassi and Caroline Baron.
Calhoon Bring will co-executive produce and Muckle Man Productions and Alloy produce in association with WBTV. Lisa Soper will direct the first two episodes.
Lea Salonga is an accomplished actress and singer in the field of musical theatre. She was the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II and was bestowed with the honor of “Disney Legend“.
Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in “Miss Saigon,” the Filipina actress-singer recently returned to the Tony Awards stage as a celebrity presenter in the 74th edition of the annual ceremony.
Hollywood actress-singer Sharon Leal, who was born to a Filipina mother and an African-American father, is best known for playing Michelle Morris in the film adaptation of “Dreamgirls” opposite Beyoncé. She has also starred in films “Addicted,” “Boston Public,” and “This Christmas.”
Leal has also landed major roles on Broadway in “Miss Saigon” and “Rent.”
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