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Gossip Girl reboot revisits the famous stairs of The Met in new look at the series

While the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot has been completely reimagined for a new era, the character’s go-to lunch spot appears to have stayed the same.  

The fresh faces of the HBO Max reinterpretation graced the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in new shots from the upcoming rehash.

Fans of the hit teen drama, which aired from 2007-2012, will instantly recognize the spot from many scenes between Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively).

Classic: The cast of the Gossip Girl reboot was seen gathering on the stairs on the Met, the same place former stars Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) used to gather

On Monday, the Gossip Girl revival’s new stars, Eli Brown, Zion Moreno, Jordan Alexander, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Savannah Smith and Thomas Doherty, posed up a storm on the iconic staircase. 

While the cast expertly styled their school uniforms to express their unique styles, they sat close together and enjoyed the sunshine. 

On set, the male students donned blue blazers, ties and khaki trousers, as their female classmates accessorized their skirts with chic blazers and jackets. 

Trademark lunch spot: Fans of the hit teen drama, which aired from 2007-2012, will instantly recognize the spot from many scenes between the ladies

Trademark lunch spot: Fans of the hit teen drama, which aired from 2007-2012, will instantly recognize the spot from many scenes between the ladies

All smiles: Among the many locations the fresh faces of the HBO Max's show graced in New York City, the new cast was seen filming on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's steps

All smiles: Among the many locations the fresh faces of the HBO Max’s show graced in New York City, the new cast was seen filming on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s steps

Opting for a more edgy look, Canadian singer-actress Jordan Alexander walked around in a pair tiny black shorts, a long white button-down and a pair of cream knee-high crocodile-embossed leather boots. 

Production on the HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot began in October, after it was delayed from shooting in the spring, like the majority of studio productions, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. confirmed to Variety in September that the 10-episode series would start shooting towards the end of the month in Vancouver, NYC and Los Angeles. 

New cast: The Gossip Girl revival's new stars, Eli Brown, Zion Moreno, Jordan Alexander, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Savannah Smith and Thomas Doherty, posed up a storm on the iconic staircase on Monday

New cast: The Gossip Girl revival’s new stars, Eli Brown, Zion Moreno, Jordan Alexander, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Savannah Smith and Thomas Doherty, posed up a storm on the iconic staircase on Monday

While the cast expertly styled their school uniforms to express their unique styles, they sat close together and enjoyed the sunshine

While the cast expertly styled their school uniforms to express their unique styles, they sat close together and enjoyed the sunshine

Around the same time, the showrunner Joshua Safran teased fans with more details about the reimagined show on Twitter. 

He revealed the show is going to be ‘very, very queer’ and will be different from the original series with the ‘majority’ of the characters ‘diverse and/or queer.’ 

It follows similar comments Safran made last fall about the new direction the reboot is moving in.

Safran served as an executive producer and writer on the original series, and is now creator and executive producer on the reboot.

While the cast expertly styled their school uniforms to express their unique styles, they sat close together and enjoyed the sunshine

Fresh faces: While the cast expertly styled their school uniforms to express their unique styles, they sat close together and enjoyed the sunshine

Cool girl: Opting for a more edgy look, Canadian singer-actress Jordan Alexander walked around in a pair tiny black shorts, a long white button-down and a pair of cream knee-high crocodile-embossed leather boots.

Cool girl: Opting for a more edgy look, Canadian singer-actress Jordan Alexander walked around in a pair tiny black shorts, a long white button-down and a pair of cream knee-high crocodile-embossed leather boots.

On set: Production on the HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot began in October, after it was delayed from shooting in the spring, like the majority of studio productions, due to the coronavirus pandemic

On set: Production on the HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot began in October, after it was delayed from shooting in the spring, like the majority of studio productions, due to the coronavirus pandemic

Switching it up: Jordan later changed into a pair of cream boots

Switching it up: Jordan later changed into a pair of cream boots

Having a laugh! Jordan flashed her legs as she sat on the steps having a blast with her castmates

Having a laugh! Jordan flashed her legs as she sat on the steps having a blast with her castmates

Having a laugh! Jordan flashed her legs as she sat on the steps having a blast with her castmates

In May HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly revealed in a new interview with Vulture that production had been pushed due to COVID-19.

He added that filming hadn’t begun and it was about to start when the COVID-19 outbreak started to spread rapidly.

‘They hadn’t even started production yet; they were in pre-production and ready to roll,’ Reilly said.

With the production delay, the series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned. 

Totally reimagined series: Around the same time, the showrunner Joshua Safran teased fans with more details about the reimagined show on Twitter

Totally reimagined series: Around the same time, the showrunner Joshua Safran teased fans with more details about the reimagined show on Twitter

Progressive: The showrunner revealed the show is going to be 'very, very queer' and will be different from the original series with the 'majority' of the characters 'diverse and/or queer'

Progressive: The showrunner revealed the show is going to be ‘very, very queer’ and will be different from the original series with the ‘majority’ of the characters ‘diverse and/or queer’

Coming soon: With the production delay, the series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned

Coming soon: With the production delay, the series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned

The original series followed a group of privileged private school teenagers who live on New York’s Upper East Side, whose lives are always being watched by a secretive blogger exposing their secrets.

Blake Lively starred as Serena van der Woodsen, alongside Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf, Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey, Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald, Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass, Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen and Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey.

The series, created by Josh Savage and Stephanie Schwartz, based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar, ran for six seasons between 2007 and 2012.  

It's happening: The HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl will start production in October after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Original series stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester are pictured

It’s happening: The HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl will start production in October after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Original series stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester are pictured

Fresh vision: Safran revealed the show is going to be 'very, very queer' and will be different from the original series with the 'majority' of the characters 'diverse and/or queer'

Fresh vision: Safran revealed the show is going to be ‘very, very queer’ and will be different from the original series with the ‘majority’ of the characters ‘diverse and/or queer’

The new show will be set eight years after the events of the original series, after the original Gossip Girl website ‘went dark.’

The reboot will follow a new generation of teens who are introduced to, ‘the social surveillance of Gossip Girl,’ while also addressing how much social media and New York City itself have changed since the original show.

The reboot has cast Emily Alyn Lind as the main character Audrey, with Kristen Bell returning to narrate as Gossip Girl. 

Aside from Kristen Bell returning as the narrator, there is no indication yet that any of the original stars are returning, though Ed Westwick recently said he thinks it’s unlikely he’ll be back. 

Delay: The series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planne

Delay: The series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned


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