Ever since news hit the web that they were rebooting Gossip Girl, there’s been one question on everyone’s minds. And that is — will any of the OG stars will return for the new show?! Well guys, you might want to brace yourselves because Ed Westwick just sparked rumors that he’s going to reprise his role as the iconic Chuck Bass for the reboot, and we’re seriously freaking out over this!
Taking to Instagram on Saturday, April 18, the actor shared a throwback pic of him and his cast mates.
“What a time, would I still look good in the limo?” he captioned it.
Um, yes! For those who missed it, it was announced back in July 2019 that they were bringing back the CW show, and fans could not be more excited! It will have 10 episodes in total, and is set to premiere on WarnerMedia’s soon-to-launch streaming service, HBO Max.
Set eight years after the original show ended, the upcoming series will follow a brand new group of Upper East Siders as they’re thrown under the microscope of Gossip Girl’s social surveillance. The show will also explore how much social media and New York City has changed over the years, and get this — the show’s original creators, Joshua Schwartz, Joshua Safran and Stephanie Savage are all returning to executive produce the reboot.
“It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that,” Joshua revealed at 2019 Vulture Fest. “The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist.”
He also hopes that the continuation will feature more diversity than the original show.
“There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show,” the showrunner added. “I was the only gay writer I think the entire time I was there. Even when I went to private school in New York in the ’90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl. So, this time around, the leads are nonwhite. There’s a lot of queer content on this show.”
That’s not all. Kristen Bell, who actually voiced Gossip Girl in the original show, has already confirmed that she’ll be returning for the reboot! The series’ producers shared the exciting news to TV Line back in November 2019.
“Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl,” they said in a statement.
When asked at the time if any of the other OG stars from Gossip Girl cast would be appearing in the new show, the producer said that none of them had signed on yet, but everyone would love for them to be involved.
“There aren’t, like, new actors playing Serena and Blair. We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening, and we would love for them to be involved if they want to be involved,” Joshua said. “But [we] certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon their [participation]. They played those characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we wanted to respect that. But obviously, it would be great to see them again.”
Savannah Smith, Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Jason Gotay, Johnathan Fernandez, Zion Moreno, Adam Chanler-Berat, Thomas Doherty and Tavi Gevinson are also set to star in the new show.
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