First Cast Members Announced For 'Gossip Girl' Reboot
Spotted: An official cast list for the Gossip Girl reboot.
It's time to get excited, Gossip Girl fans, 'cos the first cast members for the revival series have officially been announced!
Originally starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick, the iconic series will see its revival give way to a new crew of Upper East Siders -- though Kristen Bell will remain as the show's infamous narrator.
The first cast member to be announced was Emily Alyn Lind, known for her work on Code Black, and will play the part of Audrey, who according to Deadline, "has been in a long term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there".
Lind's other acting credits include playing a young Amanda Clarke on Revenge, as well as co-starring in Netflix’s The Babysitter franchise and Doctor Sleep.
Among other stars who are reportedly signing on, include Whitney Peak (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and Jason Gotay.
The refreshed version of the hugely popular series will apparently take place eight years after the original Gossip Girl website went dark (after it was controversially revealed that GG was none other than... Dan Humphries), a new generation of New York private school teens are on the scene -- and under the watchful eye of Gossip Girl.
The all-new series is set to address just how much social media, along with New York itself has changed since the original show took place.
Joshua Safran, who was the showrunner of the OG series in its later seasons, will executive produce the new version, while series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will also serve as exec producers.
"It's something we've been talking about -- Josh, Stephanie and I -- for a little bit, just in terms of, 'Is this something we want to explore?' We're all so in love with the original and had such an incredible time working on it, and it's such a big part of our lives," Safran told The Hollywood Reporter.
Gossip Girl ran for six seasons from 2007-2012 for 121 episodes.