With the Gossip Girl reboot hot on the horizon, it’s been announced that writer, Rookie founder, actress, and OG influencer Tavi Gevinson will feature in the main cast.
Gevinson, who has previously appeared in tv shows Scream Queens, The Twilight Zone, and Enough Said, will be joined by the likes of Thomas Doherty (High Fidelity), Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal), and Zion Moreno (Claws) in the upcoming series, which is set to launch in May this year on HBO.
With the show’s original executive producer Joshua Safran as the series showrunner, the reboot is described as a “continuation” rather than a straight remake of the series. Taking place at the Constance Billard School for Girls eight years after the original Gossip Girl site goes dark, the reboot promises a more diverse cast and “a lot of queer content”.
The synopsis reads: “A new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed in the intervening years.”
Previously announced characters include Kristen Bell, who will return as the narrator, and Code Black actress Emily Alyn, who will feature as Audrey, a teen that’s “been in a long-term relationship, and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there”. More recently confirmed: Whitney Peak (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and regular Broadway star Jason Gotay.
The original series, which starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley, lasted for six seasons between 2007 and 2012. While it’s been confirmed that Serena and Blair won’t be making a comeback, we’re excited to see what drama will ensue on those Met steps.