Get ready, Upper East Siders: 13 years after it’s premier at the CW, Gossip Girl is finally coming back and Deadline has finally revealed the new cast.
By David Paul
Talent Thomas Doherty
Management Olivia Bell Mgmt
Photography Luke Fontana
One of the leads will be played by scottish actor Thomas Doherty, best known for his role on the Disney Channel in ‘The Descendants Franchise’. He recently starred as Peter Zavadovsky in the historical drama ‘Catherine The Great’, and playing opposite Zoe Kravitz the lovable indie- musician Liam in Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’, where Doherty shows off his singing skills.
Details about his character are still under wraps but like the original series, the new iteration of Gossip Girl, is based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar and will focus on a new generation of rich and famous prep-school teens. In the age of Instagram stars, bloggers, and influencers, it's the perfect time to revive the popular gossip website about New York City's young elite.
The reboot of the hit 2000s show will launch on the upcoming streaming service HBO Max with 10 hour-long episodes, showing a more updated and inclusive version of the CW’s original.
"There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show," revealed writer and executive producer Joshua Safran at the Vulture Festival last November. "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. It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist."
If any of the former cast members will join the reboot is still unknown. Only Kristen Bell has been confirmed to reprise her role as the narrator of the show.