Set eight years after the fictionalized website/app was shut down, a new generation of teenage angst will be splashed across the New York private school society pages when viewers are introduced to a new, improved and socially conscious “Gossip Girl” via HBO Max’s upcoming reboot of the CW series that made stars out of Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick.
According to Deadline, Emily Alyn Lind (older sister of “The Young and the Restless'” Alyvia Alyn Lind), is set to play one of the lead characters, Audrey, who is looking forward to seeing what else life has to offer outside of a long term relationship. She might soon regret the thought.
The new iteration of “Gossip Girl” will tackle how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the years since we last heard from our lovely narrator, who will once again be voiced by Kristen Bell.
Written by Joshua Safran, who will also serve as an executive producer, the 10-episode series will be lead by Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros TV and CBS Television Studios.
Lind played a young Amanda Clarke on ABC’s “Revenge” and was a contract player on CBS’ “Code Black.” The actress can also be seen in Netflix’s “The Babysitter” franchise as a featured player and the current season of the TV series “Sacred Lies.”
Joining Lind in the cast are Whitney Peak (“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”), Eli Brown (“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”), Johnathan Fernandez (“Lethal Weapon”) and Broadway actor Jason Gotay, Deadline has also reports.
Outside of Lind, no official character descriptions have been revealed for the additional cast members. However, it’s understood that Peak, Brown and Lind will be lead characters with Fernandez and Gotay filling out the core group of characters.