Spotted: Gossip Girl Reboot Cast Filming On The Iconic Met Steps
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It's finally happening. The new generation of Upper East Siders have been spotted filming the upcoming reboot of Gossip Girl.
The cast were seen chilling on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art aka The Met. The steps were a prominent feature in the original Gossip Girl series and fans will be glad to see they will return.
According to Deadline, the much anticipated show picked up its cameras on last week Monday (November 2nd), and began shooting but we now have our very first sneak peek during one of the outdoor shoots.
Filming was delayed in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Filming is set to take in Vancouver and Los Angeles too.
In the original show, which aired between 2007 to 2012, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) frequently had lunch dates on those famous steps.
The Gossip Girl revival's new stars, Eli Brown, Zion Moreno, Jordan Alexander, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Savannah Smith and Thomas Doherty, posed in their school uniforms for actual Upper East Siders walking by.
During their lunchtime excursion to the Met, we also got a taste of their unique styles and personalities. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until 2021 to see what they were gossiping about.
The new 10-part series will begin eight years after the original and follow a new generation of New York's teen elite.
The reboot was first announced in July 2019 and the synopsis, according to Deadline, reads: "Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.
"The prestige series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years."
So far we know award-winning director Karena Evans (P-Valley) has been tipped to direct the pilot and second episode of the new HBO Max show.
During the Vulture Festival last year, Joshua Safran, the writer behind the Gossip Girl reboot said the show will me more diverse compared to the original series. He said:
"There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show, so, this time around the leads are non-white. 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."