HBO Max is rounding out the ensemble cast for Gossip Girl, its upcoming series reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon that made household names of stars such as Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. Tavi Gevinson (Scream Queens) is set as a lead, along with Thomas Doherty (High Fidelity), Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal) and Zion Moreno (Claws) join previously announced lead Emily Alyn Lind.
This marks the second wave of castings for the Gossip Girl reboot. Last week, we reported Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and Broadway vet Jason Gotay have all joined as series regulars.
The 10-episode series hails from Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros TV and CBS Television Studios.
Like the original series, the new iteration of Gossip Girl, written by Safran, is based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar. 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.