Gossip Girl creator reveals why OG characters like Serena & Blair are missing from the upcoming series

Gossip Girl creator Joshua Safran recently discussed why the iconic characters from the 2007 show are missing from the new reboot. Scroll down to see what he said.

Updated on Jul 03, 2021 02:54 PM IST  |  504.2K
Gossip Girl creator reveals why OG characters are missing from the series
Gossip Girl creator reveals why OG characters like Serena & Blair are missing from the upcoming series
Remove Ad X
Advertisement

As the new Gossip Girl’s release inches closer, fans are excited beyond measure but many were upset that the creators didn’t feature any cameos of the iconic original cast of the show. Now, in a chat with The Daily Beast, GG creator Joshua Safran addresses why key characters like Serena or Nate or Blair are missing from the highly-anticipated new show. “The decision was: Let’s get season 1 under our belt, and should we get season 2, we’ll have the chance to bring in cameos that are more than glorified cameos but actually give them storylines.” 

 

He added, “Hopefully we’ll get there and will reach out to the cast if that time comes and see if they’ll want to come. There are some cameos in season 1 from people on the original show, but not the series regulars.” 

 

Safran talked about why he didn’t want to have the leads from the original show appear in the first season. “The audience would never accept these [new] characters if they were in the shadow of the original characters. They’re already in the shadow of the original characters, but if the original characters were there with them in some way, why would you want to briefly get to know Zoya if you suddenly can see Nate?” he said.

 

He continued, “Also, this show is much bigger than the first show. It’s got 16 series regulars instead of seven, and 22 recurring instead of 12, so because the show is bigger, there isn’t enough screen time. If Blair showed up for two scenes, you’d say, ‘I want more Blair.’”

 

Also Read: Gossip Girl Reboot Trailer: Upper East Siders return with juicy scandals and Kristen Bell's iconic narrator

Remove Ad X
Remove Ad X
Advertisement

Top Comments
There are no comments in this article yet. Be first to post one!