Before the HBO Max series debuts in 2021, showrunners Joshua Saffron Highlighted that new episodes were intended Sequel to the original CW teen drama“I wish there was an appropriate word for this, as it’s neither a remake nor a reboot. It’s really just a few years after the original.” he explained every week December 2019. You’re just looking inside the universe from a different angle. ”
He didn’t rule out the possibility of an OG cast come back with a cameobut many of the actors—including Penn Badgley, blake lively, Leighton Meester When Chase Crawford — busy with other TV shows and movies.
still season 1 A wealth of references were included To Selina van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf and gangsters, As well as the return of some minor charactersincluding Nelly Yuki (Yin-chan). In the original series, Nellie was Blair’s fanatical and academic rival who eventually turned on Queen B. When she returned for the first season of her new show, Nelly had established herself as a high-powered magazine editor. Her students run into her at her Halloween party.
June 2022, gossip girlsocial media accounts hinted at a season 2 cameo from Georgina Sparks, a major player in the original series. Michelle TrachtenbergOver a video showing Georgina sitting in an auditorium clapping, the text read, “It takes just one spark… to start a fire.”
HBO Max had not confirmed the casting news at the time, but Safran tweeted:
Despite the return of the Upper East Side’s most infamous socialite, gossip girl Viewers shouldn’t expect Blair or Nate to appear. “We made a decision early on. I was nervous about this decision, but I’m convinced it’s the right one. If you’re in the shadow of the original character, the audience will want to see these things.” I would never accept the character,” Saffron said. Daily Beast “They’re already overshadowed by the original characters, but if the original characters were with them in some way, why would I want to get to know Zoya so easily when all of a sudden I can see Nate? ?”
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