Sorry Aria, it doesn’t look like Holden Strauss (Shane Coffey) will be making a triumphant return to Rosewood anytime soon.

Following his guest appearance on the CW’s new hit show, The Originals, the Pretty Little Liars star has been cast as the lead in a new pilot for USA Network called The Novice.

Shane will play Kyle, a recent college graduate seeking a corporate career who has moved back in with parents upon a less-than-fruitful job search. Kyle’s dull life turns around, however, when he lands a position with a Korean crime organization. The series will reportedly follow Kyle’s newfound life of crime.

On Pretty Little Liars, Shane played the part of Holden Strauss, Aria’s longtime childhood friend. Holden practiced Korean martial arts (perhaps helping Shane land his new role), despite a heart condition that caused his parents to forbid it. Back in the early days of PLL, Holden and Aria used to use each other as decoys so she could sneak around with Ezra while he could practice martial arts without either of their parents catching on.

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Source: TheWrap