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'Gossip Girl' Creator Reveals If Any OG Cast Members Are Coming Back for the Revival

'Gossip Girl' Creator Reveals If Any OG Cast Members Are Coming Back for the Revival

The creator of the Gossip Girl revival is dishing on what fans can expect from the rest of season one!

The second half of the HBO Max show is set to debut in November and in a recent interview, creator Joshua Safran revealed whether any of the new episodes would feature an appearance from the OG Gossip Girl cast.

Click inside to see what he said…

“There’s no series regular from the original coming back,” Joshua told TheWrap. “Maybe that’s not true — sorry. None of the core five or six kids are in the back half.”

However, he added fans can still look forward to some appearances from more minor characters.

“There are cameos from original cast members and there are references. Even just as simple as Episode 7 is a Thanksgiving episode. And you know, Thanksgiving on Gossip Girl, it’s a traditional event on our show and a traditional event in the world. And then, yeah, there are cameos and callbacks and some fun stuff,” he revealed.

So far the revival has already included cameos from Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang) as well as Milo, the preteen son of Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg), and also featured direct references to leads Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford).

Joshua also said that while the current cast members wouldn’t be participating in cotillion this season, that doesn’t mean the classic Gossip Girl event won’t be featured in the future.

“You will not see cotillion this season,” he explained. “I definitely do not rule out cotillion in the future, but this show takes place between September and December. And if I recall correctly, when we looked up cotillion, maybe — I don’t know why. It didn’t fall then, or maybe we just decided not to do it this time around. But there would definitely be some version of cotillion in the future, because it’s Gossip Girl. Cotillion is, like… even the first time around, when I was growing up in New York City, cotillion wasn’t a thing that I heard about. But I’m not saying it doesn’t exist. So I think we would just try to find a version of cotillion that wasn’t … It’s like, do you see Julien and Zoya being cotillion people? I don’t know. So I guess all this is to say, we have to find our Julien and Zoya way of cotillion-ing.”

While an exact premiere date hasn’t been announced, fans can tune in to the second half of the first season in November 2021.

One of the leads of the revival recently took to social media to confirm a theory about her character!

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