Penn Bagley is playing another online stalker in Lifetime‚Äôs You. Blake Lively is still being glamorous in the news. And Leighton Meester is re-emerging on television in a new ABC comedy, Single Parents.¬†It feels like the¬†Gossip Girl¬†gang is blissfully back in the spotlight.¬†So you know we had to ask¬†‚ÄĒ are there any official plans for a revival or reboot?
Though there have been rumors bouncing around for years about an extension to Gossip Girl‚Äôs universe,¬†Meester struck down the idea at the Television Critics Association‚Äės 2018 summer tour. When asked if anyone has talked to her about a possible reboot or revival, Meester said, ‚ÄúNever from anybody associated with the show.‚ÄĚ
And we all know Gossip Girl would be nothing without Blair Waldorf.
As the years have passed, Gossip Girl‚Äės legacy has evolved from merely being a controversial and addicting CW show. Meester and Lively‚Äôs ever-loving portrayal of intense female friendship has especially been praised. ‚ÄúI feel so lucky that I was part of that, that it lives on, that it‚Äôs found new fans with a new generation,‚ÄĚ Meester said. ‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs amazing that it still hold up and I think it‚Äôs also amazing that the fans that were my age or younger when it started are now my age and can kinda see and come on a little journey with me in a different direction and see what I‚Äôm up to now.‚ÄĚ
But Gossip Girl‚Äôs fans aren‚Äôt the only ones who have grown up. Meester‚Äôs latest role sees her playing a young and over-it single mother on ABC‚Äôs Single Parents. The family comedy also stars Taran Killam and Brad Garrett.
‚ÄúShe‚Äôs a single mom, she‚Äôs got a lot of walls built up. I think it comes off hopefully in a funny way,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúAs we chip away, I think you‚Äôll see a vulnerable side of Angie and discover her relationship with her child, the dynamics between her and the other people in the little friend group. It‚Äôll be a lot of fun.‚ÄĚ
As long as Angie channels some of Blair‚Äôs patented sass, we‚Äôre on board.
Single Parents premieres on ABC Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30/8:30c.