‘Gossip Girl’ Stars Spotted Filming Reboot in New York City
Marc Gordon - November 13, 2020

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

Whether you’re a fan of the show of you aren’t, everyone has seen Gossip Girl. The original series, which aired from 2007 to 2012 on The CW, starred Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. And recently the stars of the upcoming¬†Gossip Girl reboot officially kicked off production this week in New York City.¬†In early November, co-stars Eli Brown and Whitney Peak were spotted filming a scene in New York City. The pair will star as part of “the leading trio” on the show, according to Deadline. They were photographed leaving a building together, both dressed up for a night out. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Whitney Peak wore a long-sleeved metallic dress with black open-toed heels and a crossbody purse. Eli Brown, who is known for his role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, wore a beige wool jacket over a dark green sweater and jeans.

The Gossip Girl reboot is based on the Cecily von Ziegesar book series and will feature a whole new cast of teens enjoying their privileged lives on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Original creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are also involved with the project. The cast includes Emily Alyn Lind in a lead role, Scream Queens star Tavi Gevinson, Legacies star Thomas Doherty, Adam Chanler-Berat and Zion Moreno. Last month, model and skateboarder Evan Mock also joined the HBO Max reboot as a series regular. And, how could we forget to mention the best part: Kristen Bell is set to reprise her role as the drama’s narrator.

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The reboot was originally set to premiere this fall but was pushed back to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. “They hadn’t even started production yet; they were in pre-production and ready to roll,” HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly told Vulture in May.