Who will be in the cast of the Gossip Girl revival?
Well, Gossip Girl herself of course. Kristen Bell will be back voicing the anonymous blogger, but otherwise Schwartz and company have assembled a new crew of actors. Among them: Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, Jason Gotay, Thomas Doherty, Adam Chanler-Berat, Zion Moreno, and Tavi Gevinson. Yes, that Tavi Gevinson the fashion blogger turned editor turned actress. Her casting has many layers.
But what about our Upper East Side veterans? Frankly, we're not expecting Blake Lively to ditch her thriving movie career and her dreams of being a purveyor of fine artisan crafts to revisit her time as Serena van der Woodsen, but there is a possibility. The cast members from the first run were all made aware of plans to create a new version of the series. "If they want to be involved in some way, we've reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening and that we would love for them to be involved if they want to be involved, but certainly didn't want to make it contingent upon their [involvement]," Schwartz explained. "They played those characters for six years and if they felt like they were good with that we wanted to respect that, but it would be great to see them again." If I had to put money on it, I'd say the actors most likely to return are the adults. But who doesn't love a Lincoln Hawk reunion show? Rufus Humphrey, I see you.
But no, it will not feature children of Serena, Dan, Blair, Chuck, Nate, etc.
"We ain't that old, Jesus," Schwartz said, summing it up pretty succinctly.