The HBO Max Reboot of ‘Gossip Girl’ Starring Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty + More Was Spotted Shooting at an Iconic Location
Spotted: An entirely new cohort of stunning and diverse students from Constance Billard and St. Jude’s perfectly posed on the steps of the Met.
The shoot took place outside, therefore, many passerby’s could catch photos and videos of the cast and crew filming for the new show, which quickly trended on Twitter, catching the eye of fans everywhere. The pictures show us a glimpse at new faces that seem perfectly fit for the 2020 crowd, full of diversity and Gen Z style.
THE NEW GOSSIP GIRL REBOOT GONNA SERVE WHY LIE pic.twitter.com/Jh2SYL9tt8— jada🧚♀️ (@skamselite) November 11, 2020
The series creator, Joshua Safran, talked to Entertainment Tonight explaining how while the series takes place in the same world, the characters are all their own. In this way, Gossip Girl can be renewed for Gen Z with a new take on social culture. Safran has also been quoted stating that these characters will be more queer and diverse than the original.
Gossip Girl show-runner Joshua Safran teases the reboot will be “very, very queer and involve a diverse group of people… this time around the leads aren’t white.”— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) November 11, 2020
Kristen Bell will also return to narrate the series. pic.twitter.com/TUoJx4sKDL
Safran has also discussed that the old characters are highly mentioned by the new cast so they highly influence this new class of Upper East Siders. While it’s rumored that the old cast may return for a few cameos, we do know for certain that Kristen Bell is slated to return to narrate the reboot.
not me being attracted to everyone in the gossip girl reboot… pic.twitter.com/udKAiRo986— yo’ ✿ (@softlydayas) November 10, 2020
Despite production beginning now, die-hard fans will have to wait until next year for the series release on HBO Max. When that happens, we can look to Thomas Doherty, Emily Alyn Lind, and Whitney Peak as just a few names who will become our new icons just like Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.