It appears Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) is off the hook, because the all-new Gossip Girl reboot will feature more than one Gossip Girl.
Series creator Josh Schwartz recently attended the 2019 TV Critics Association summer press tour, where he revealed that the show’s original plot wouldn’t work in today’s society. So, he’s changing things up, hiring a brand-new cast and making everyone Gossip Girl. (Wait, what?)
“It didn’t really feel like a group of adults who were being controlled by Gossip Girl would make a lot of sense,” he said, according to E! News. “So, it felt like there was something really interesting about this idea that we are all Gossip Girl now, in our own way—that we are all purveyors of our own social media surveillance state—and how that’s evolved and how that has morphed and mutated and telling that story through a new generation of Upper East Side high school kids felt like the right time.”
Schwartz also revealed that unfortunately, there’s no plan to bring back the original cast (at least not yet). “I mean, if they want to be involved in some way, we 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 we certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon them,” he added.
Although the new series will take place in the same world as the original show, he warned fans that it will be a totally different story line.
So, will B resume her role as Queen Bee? Only time will tell, but all signs point to a new victim subject. XOXO, Gossip Girl.