Series co-creator Josh Schwartz revealed at the 2019 TV Critics Association summer press tour that Gossip Girl is actually all of us. Not just a Dan Humphrey-like figure.
“It didn't really feel like a group of adults who were being controlled by Gossip Girl would make a lot of sense,” Schwartz explained, via E! News. “There was something really interesting about this idea that we are all Gossip Girl now, in our own way. We are all purveyors of our own social media surveillance state, and how that's evolved, and how that has morphed and mutated and telling that story through a new generation of Upper East Side high school kids felt like the right time.”
So... no more of Kristen Bell's iconic XOXO's? Damn.
Schwartz is returning to the show with his co-creator Stephanie Savage to produce the HBO series, and added that isn't sure whether it is a “reboot” or “remake,” as the story will take place in the exact same universe as the OG Gossip Girl, but it will be eight years later.
Yes, it will follow a new group of people, but the question on everybody's lips is this: will Serena, Blair, or any other OG characters appear on the show?
According to Josh, it’s likely.
“We've reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening and we'd love for them to be involved if they want to be involved, but certainly didn't want to make it contingent upon [them being involved],” he explained, reports to Entertainment Tonight. “They played these characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we want to respect that, but obviously…it would be great to see them again.”
"I don't know what it would look like with us being in our 30s now, but I always say, because it was such a big part of my life, I'm open to anything," The The 33-year-old told Digital Spy. "It would have to be really right, and really specific, and with TV and the golden age of the TV streaming service, maybe an eight-episode season..."
He continued: "It would be very tough to get everybody on board I think because of their schedules, Penn, Leighton, Ed... They're all doing really good TV shows. It would be hard I think [to get them all together]. The reboot might come in the form of new characters. I would absolutely cameo. I'd have to!" He continued.
Penn Badgley is currently filming season two of Netflix's AMAZING new show, You, while Leighton Meester is acting in the new show Single Parents.
Ed Westwick has been shooting series two of BBC Two's White Gold, and Blake Lively just recently finished filming The Rhythm Section.
Gossip Girl ran on our television screens from 2007 - 2012, and has cemented itself as one of the most iconic and memorable teen-drama series of all time.
We can only DREAM that the reboot will be just as good.
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