ABC Family Picks Up Pratt's The Lying Game Starring Alexandra Chando and Tyler Christopher
Looks like Chuck Pratt is back in bidness. On Friday, Deadline reported a series order for Pratt's mystery soap The Lying Game—based on the book by the same name from Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard—was "imminent". Today, General Hospital star Tyler Christopher, who is a part of the cast, tweeted the following confirmation:
Finally got the word that The Lying Game has been picked up and will start airing in the fall. Please follow it and help support!
As previousty reported, another daytime alum, Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie, As The World Turns) nabbed the lead in the series. Chando will portray twin sisters Emma and Sutton. Emma is a foster child who discovers her doppelganger, who was adopted by a wealthy family, has gone missing and decides to investigate. Christopher will play the recurring role of a police detective.
The project sounds a heck of a lot like Pratt's 2006 ABC primetime soap project Secrets of a Small Town, which starred Leighton Meester as twins and also boasted Christopher among the cast. It will also likely be compared to Sarah Michelle Gellar's much talked about return to TV in Ringer, where she plays, you guessed it, identical twins. Somewhere The Young and the Restless showrunner and lover of all things doppelganger, Maria Arena Bell is saying "In you FACE, critics!" Whatevs.
Pratt has always worked better in primetime than daytime (still trying to forget what he did to All My Children), so this could work. Whaddya you guys think? Are you excited for The Lying Game?