New ABC Family Series THE LYING GAME Announced

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ABC Family announced it has picked up the new one hour drama series THE LYING GAME, based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (‘Pretty Little Liars’).

The Lying Game focuses on Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother. When Sutton doesn’t return to the girls’ designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister’s whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.

Alexandra Chando (As the World Turns) will play Emma/Sutton. Also starring will be Andy Buckley (The Office) as Ted; Helen Slater (Supergirl) as Kristin; Blair Redford (90210) as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis (Lincoln Heights) as Nisha; Kirsten Prout (Kyle XY) as Char; Alice Greczyn (Lincoln Heights) as Mads; and Allie Gonino (10 Things I Hate About You) as Laurel.

Charles Pratt, Jr. (Ugly Betty, All My Children) will be an executive producer and writer while Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars) and Gina Girolamo will serve as executive producers. The Lying Game is being produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

This marks ABC Family’s fourth series pick-up in recent months, following the announcement of the one-hour dramas The Nine Lives of Chloe King and Switched at Birth, and the half-hour multi-cam comedy series, The Great State of Georgia.

What do you think? Will you watch The Lying Game?