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TVLine Items: PLL Guest Cast, Minnie Driver to Portray Queen Elizabeth I and More

Some new residents are moving into Millwood.

The roster for Season 2 of the YA slasher Pretty Little Liars: The Origin, titled Pretty Little Liars: Summer School, is growing with the addition of four guest stars, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Ava Capri (Do Revenge, Love, Victor) will portray Noa’s former juvie cell mate Jen, who lands back at school among the titular liars and draws Noa into messy drama; National Treasure: Edge of History’s Antonio Cipriano will recur as Johnny, a self-described player who melts Imogen’s heart while working alongside her at Millwood’s Ice Creamery; Station 19’s Noah Alexander Gerry joins as Christian, the New York transplant who works with Tabby at the Orpheum, where they strike up a romance straight out of a horror flick; and Loretta Ables Sayre (The White Lotus, Beyond the Break) will play Lola, Mouse’s grandmother who becomes concerned when her granddaughter gets involved in a “Creepypasta-like online community.”

The new season, which will hit Max this spring, finds life a lot more complicated for Imogen, Minnie, Noa, Tabby and Faran after surviving “A” in Season 1. “A new villain (who may or may not have a connection to ‘A’) has come to town and is going to put them all to the test,” the synopsis reads.

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* Minnie Driver will recur as Queen Elizabeth I in Season 2 of the Starz period drama The Serpent Queen, due out this year. Additional guest cast added this season include Angus Imrie as Henry IV, Emma McDonald as a grown-up Rahima, Stanley Morgan as King Charles’ younger brother Anjou, Philippine Velge as Catherine’s eldest daughter Margot and Rosalie Craig as Antonie de Bourbon’s wife Jeanne d’Albret.

Rounding out the ensemble are Isobel Jesper Jones as the protestant preacher Edith, Bill Milner as Catherine de Medici’s eldest son King Charles IX, Ashley Thomas as Alessandro de Medici and Alexandre Willaume as Montmorency, the wise and humorless Constable General of France.

* OWN will tackle online dating with the new unscripted series The Never Ever Mets, hosted by Empire’s Ta’Rhonda Jones and premiering Friday, April 19 at 8/7c. Akin to Netflix’s Love Is Blind, the new show brings seven couples, who’ve been virtually dating, together for the first time as they live under one roof for three weeks and decide whether their love is strong enough to survive the real word.

* Lifetime is partnering with Robin Roberts to produce an authorized biopic on the legendary and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Gloria Gaynor, set to air in 2025.

* Apple TV+ has released a trailer for STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces, which begins streaming Friday, March 29:

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