On Saturday, October 24, the actress, 33, shared a Gossip Woman meme through her Instagram Tales. “We watched the complete collection to search out out it’s Dan,” learn the photograph. Full of life, who portrayed Serena van der Woodsen for all six seasons of the CW drama, wrote over the photograph, “YOU’RE stunned… Think about how the writers felt.”
Whereas the massive reveal shocked — and actually, confused — followers of the collection when it aired in 2012, Dan (Penn Badgley) being Gossip Woman wasn’t at all times the plan, showrunner Josh Safran revealed final 12 months.
“One of many writers realized that Nate [Chase Crawford] had by no means despatched a tip in to Gossip Woman, which is true at the very least by the tip of season 5,” the chief producer defined throughout a Vulture Pageant panel in 2019. “Nate by no means despatched in a tip in by all of these episodes, which is after we’re like, ‘Oh, effectively then he’s Gossip Woman.’”
Badgley, for his half, lastly accepted that he is Gossip Girl in 2017 — regardless that he doesn’t truly perceive the present.
“I believe I received that present the least out of anybody who was part of it. I’ve to only admit that,” the You actor, 33, instructed TVLine in 2017. “However I’m comfortable to put on that crown, so to talk. Like, yeah, OK. I’m Gossip Woman. That’s cool. I believe essentially the most trustworthy factor I can say about it’s that it’s very exhausting for anybody to have that a lot perspective about themselves.”
“It’s the identical world. As we get nearer, we will type of roll out particulars of what precisely goes to be the identical and tie us to the original show,” cocreator Josh Schwartz instructed Us Weekly completely after the announcement. Cocreator Stephanie Savage additionally added that because the unique finale jumped 5 years forward, the arrange was there.
Though the unique solid isn’t immediately concerned, there’s a chance for cameos.
“We lined a lot floor the primary time round, you’ll have seen all of the kin. [The original character’s] youngsters isn’t attainable as a result of they had been, like, 15 after we began, so they wouldn’t have kids in high school now,” Safran instructed Us in December 2019. “As for kin, we went so deep into the household historical past, there aren’t any kin left! However that isn’t to say that individuals received’t pop in.”
He continued: “It actually is similar world. It’s 2020. If these characters had been to speak about Blair Waldorf, they’re going to speak about Blair Waldorf. I type of have a look at it as kind of what Marvel does or the DC Universe. You’re simply taking a look at a unique angle contained in the universe. I believe, due to that, it permits us to not really feel tremendous tied. … It’s nonetheless in the identical location, it’s nonetheless [about] style, nonetheless about privilege, in regards to the 1 p.c.”
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