The New ‘Gossip Girl’ Cast is Here

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Everything outdated is new once more, and that goes as a lot for Friends because it does for Gossip Girl. HBO Max can be residence to each of those reveals, with the brand new solid able to go. 

What units Friends and Gossip Girl aside is that the Friends reunion that can finally air is a retrospective. The new Gossip Girl is definitely an trustworthy to goodness reboot of the CW’s Gossip Girl that made the likes of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester well-known. Now, an nearly totally new solid goals to make its mark. 

What occurred to the outdated Gossip Girl?

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The unique Gossip Girl ran on the CW for six seasons from 2007 to 2012. The present helped cement the CW because the community geared towards the youth viewers, a picture that is still today with all the things from the Arrowverse superhero reveals to saucy reveals like Riverdale.

The present centered round glitzy teenagers and 20-somethings dwelling on Manhattan’s ritzy Upper East Side. Lively led the solid as Serena van der Woodsen, who was returning to the Big Apple after a mysterious absence. She hooks up with former friend Blair Waldorf (Meester), her mom Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgely). 

While Gossip Girl’s scores had been by no means top-tier, the present nonetheless managed to hit the zeitgeist, with the New York Times calling it “the first [show] to have been conceived, in part, as a fashion marketing vehicle” and was significantly massive with the Teen Choice Awards crowd, profitable greater than a dozen of these trophies. 

What’s the brand new Gossip Girl about? 

Thomas Doherty of the new 'Gossip Girl' cast in front of a repeating background in a tux
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The HBO Max sequel present takes place in the identical setting however follows completely different characters. According to Deadline, the solid consists of Whitney Peak (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), Thomas Doherty (Legacies) and Broadway actor Jason Gotay. One of the leads who’s the one member of the solid with a personality description is Emily Alyn Lind. 

The commerce outlet reviews that “the prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.” The unique Gossip Girl ended shortly after the primary wave of social media – Facebook, Instagram, et al – had a significant impression on society.

Screen Rant asks who the brand new equal of Blake Lively’s character can be, and guesses are that will probably be Lind, whose credit embody The Babysitter and Doctor Sleep. Her character is popping out of a long-term relationship and he or she’s curious to see what else is on the market, and the present will certainly present multiple reply. 

What ties the outdated and the brand new reveals collectively? 

Behind the scenes, the present is being produced by the identical group of producers that was behind the unique present: Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. There can be one other acquainted face on the present, though we gained’t really see her face. That’s Kristen Bell, who narrated the unique Gossip Girl and can fill the identical perform for the reboot.

Bell stated of the unique gig: “I known as Dawn Ostroff — who was the pinnacle of The CW on the time — and stated, ‘Hey, I did a lot narration on Veronica Mars, can I narrate this present? And she stated, ‘Hey, that’s an excellent concept.’ They knew I had a youthful voice, they preferred me they usually knew I’d present up for work, and I assume that was all I actually wanted. It was so clear to me how sassy and catty she wanted to be.”

“Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl,”  the producers stated in an announcement 

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