ABC Family green-lighted a pilot for The Lying Game, which was written and executive produced by Charles Pratt Jr.
and which was based upon the then upcoming novel by Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard, in October 2010. ABC Family took an unusually long time to decide whether or not to renew The Lying Game beyond season 2, and the cast's contract options lapsed in April 2013 with only Alexandra Chando signing a new option.
On July 15, 2013, Alexandra Chando confirmed the series was canceled by the network after two seasons, The series follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster child who learns she has an identical twin sister named Sutton.
Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life.
Sutton's sister, Laurel, is interested in the new guy at school, but Char has called dibs on him.
In LA, Sutton tracks down the family that originally adopted Emma. Mercer isn't too keen about Ethan as Sutton's boyfriend.
Matters become complicated as Sutton’s friends prefer Emma pretending to be Sutton.
Not only that, but Sutton later returns wanting her life back, but Emma is not ready to give it up yet.
During a recent chat with the 26-year-old actress, Chando let us in on what the audition process was like, the story line that shocked her the most, and her favorite moment with the cast.Is there a plan in place to keep Sutton and Rebecca likable, given their increasingly devious nature? What we’ve tried to do is explore the concept of what it’s like to find your birth mother and then the sudden realization that maybe she’s not all she’s been cracking herself up to be.At the same time, there’s the question of will Emma find out — or does Sutton need to bring Emma into the mystery?I would say I find myself more similar to Emma just because I like to think of myself as a genuine, caring person who doesn’t manipulate people, which is what Sutton is.And obviously that’s the main differences, but I think there are obviously parts of Sutton in me as well.