Gossip Girl reboot stars Jordan Alexander and Whitney Peak make chic fashion statements as they film in the Big Apple
Stars of the new Gossip Girl spin-off Jordan Alexander and Whitney Peak looked sensationally chic while filming in NYC on Tuesday.
The actresses appeared to be in a tense moment as they faced each other head one during the scene.
The new season of Gossip Girl was first announced in June 2019, with many fans of the original version of the show anticipating a full reboot, which was denied by series developer Josh Schwartz.
Chic as the original: Stars of the new Gossip Girl spin-off Jordan Alexander and Whitney Peak looked sensationally chic while filming in NYC on Tuesday
Peak wowed wearing an orange sequined dress and high heels and accessorized with a small gold purse.
Alexander opted for a long black overcoat over a red dress and a pair of high heels while also carrying a chic handbag
Back on set for another scene, Jordan went for a fashion-forward edge in a cropped wine-red camisole with patent leather pants that fit like a glove.
Leveling up the already sexy look, the buzz-cut beauty donned a pair of sexy Louboutin ankle boots with stiletto heels
Not a direct sequel: The new series will be set in the same universe as the original show but will showcase different characters and subject matter
Wider audience: The new iteration of Gossip Girl is set to debut on HBO Max in 2021
Orange crush: Peak wowed wearing an orange sequined dress and high heels and accessorized with a small gold purse
Hello! Back on set for another scene, Jordan went for a fashion-forward edge in a cropped wine-red camisole with patent leather pants that fit like a glove
The original executive producer Joshua Safran talked to Entertainment Tonight about the project last year, revealing that the show would be at fictional prep school Constance Billard but would focus on a completely different cast of characters.
He stated: ‘It’s not a continuation or a sequel. It truly just is looking at a different angle.’
‘Not everyone lives on the Upper East Side, though. Brooklyn’s not the bad place to live. Brooklyn’s probably cooler in the new version than Manhattan, ’cause it is in some places. Other than that, it has the DNA of the original,’ Safran went on.
New blood: Executive producer Joshua Safran stated that the new version of the show would not be ‘a continuation or a sequel’
The show was originally based on the series of young adult novels of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar.
The author based her work off of her experiences at an all-girls preparatory school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, following the lives of a group of upper-class teenagers who are surrounded by rumors and hearsay from both their peers and an unseen blogger.
The original series first premiered on The CW in 2007 and lasted for six seasons, running until 2012; the show starred Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, and Chace Crawford, among others.
Kristen Bell served as the narrator for all six seasons, and has been confirmed to return for the new series.
Source material: The show was based on a young adult novel series published between 2002 and 2011
Brrrr! Whitney bundled up in a long, burgundy coat after shooting the scene in the NYC cold
Being careful: Executive producer Josh Schwartz stated that the writers are taking great care to make sure the new series does not feel ‘gratuitous’
While the original six seasons were produced for network television, the new version of the show will be released on HBO Max, which the producers feel will give them more creative freedom.
In a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight, Josh Schwartz stated that, ‘With streaming, there are fewer episodes so how you unpack those stories or how you tell those stories can differ from the broadcast model.’
He added that the differences in subject matter would be visible in the updated version of the show, but would the writers will not go over-the-top in their handling of material.
‘You don’t ever want it to feel gratuitous or something that you’re doing just because.’