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Gossip Girl Spinoff News: It's All About Lily!

Gossip Girl Spinoff News: It's All About Lily!

OK, this news is blowing my dome on so many levels. First of all, the news itself:

After months of gossip and speculation, [Gossip Girl] creators/exec producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are proceeding with a spinoff that will serve as a prequel to the hot sophomore drama and chronicle the wild teen years of Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

So. . .

  1. Now we know it is all about young Lily, which is fine by me. Schwartz said he didn't want to "upset the chemistry" of the current cast and I think that's smart.
  2. L.A. in the '80s?! Yeah!
  3. Schwartz says he is also "inspired by the opportunity to tell overlapping stories and introduce characters that will appear in the past and the present — and hopefully enrich both shows," which is so time-warpy and kind of fun. Think of the possibilities! If we meet Lily's first boyfriend in the spin-off, say, he can show up on Gossip Girl later to wreak havoc. That's some synergy, folks, and I like it.

How do you feel about this? Good news? Bad news? Do you wish another character were getting the spinoff instead?

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xmarlysx xmarlysx 8 years
sounds good ! can't wait to see it =)
krystalmak krystalmak 8 years
is the show still going to continue with the spinoff going? or... is it just going to be the spinoff..
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
Bring it on!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I think that this sounds like a great idea! I would love to see a wild child Lily in '80s LA and then eventually see her meet Rufus & have his baby before giving him up for adoption.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I do like the idea. See the characters we love on a different show and keep the actors we love on GG.
tiggles101 tiggles101 8 years
at first i was like 'oh god' but now i think it as a really good idea. i like the idea of setting in the past and the link in between old and present characters. sounds like something id watch.
Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
Could be interesting, depending on the execution. A mirror of I'm-so-good-at-being-bad Serena now? Not so much. Lily-the-wild-child? Could work. I have a feeling that Lily's teenage hijinks were much worse than whatever Serena would even dream of.
nillawafer1983 nillawafer1983 8 years
It could be like, Less than Zero meets Francesca Lia Block. Hope they don't call it something cheesy like "Lily of the Valley"
emalove emalove 8 years
pargie pargie 8 years
This sound's good to me!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
I don't think a spinoff of any kind of a good idea. They're kidding themselves here. Getting alot of press for your show is not the same as getting good rating, and the latter i strongly doubt.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
I agree penguins! No one has ever been able to style the 80's in a subtle way. If anyone can do it it's the Gossip Girl team! This sound like SUCH an awesome idea!
xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 8 years
Woah. Didn't see this one coming, but definitely a good surprise! I really like Lily.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well it's going to be interesting - that's for sure. :) i guess her character could be great to have her own spinoff - so we'll see how they accomplish this one.
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
This sounds really good but TV has a bad way of recreating the '80s--it's like physically impossible for them! Has anyone else noticed that? It just looks like 2009 "doing" 1985. Badly.
birkinbabe birkinbabe 8 years
Yay! Love Lily and it would be great to see young rebel Lily in 80's LA.
Advah Advah 8 years
Hmmm I'm not sure. I like Lily, but I think part of her appeal on the show is we don't know much about her. If they get rid of the 'surprises of her past', GG will pretty much lose its 'I didn't see that coming!!' effect. I'm also a bit afraid it'd totally mess up the continuity on GG, esp. since it's already pretty bad. I still can't figure out how Lily managed to go to Brown, have a baby, have it adopted, follow Rufus on tour, pose for Mapplethorpe, meet her first husband and have Serena within, what, 2 years?!? Not that GG is too worried about continuity, though.. :P
annalisa annalisa 8 years
I really like this whole concept! Can't wait.
Papaver Papaver 8 years
what about Dorota spinoff? I hate Lily!
wren1 wren1 8 years
I think it's got potential!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
Sounds good! Like the new layout.
allthetelevision allthetelevision 8 years
I don't think it's the same as the Serena story. In my mind, Lily in her teens is much, much more out there and definitely WILD. And, despite what lengths GG goes to in order to prove that it's "edgy", LA in the 80s has the potential to be 732% more scandalous than the UES could ever be with these prep school primadonnas. Remember, Lily dated Rufus - she's not at all the same kind of rich kid as her daughter. Bring on the coke, sex, and grunge! Huzzah!
KWM KWM 8 years
Love it! I really can't wait!
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 8 years
smart thinking!
tinabeena2009 tinabeena2009 8 years
Sweet dude.
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