After weeks of rumors, it is official! The CW’s hit series Gossip Girl is getting a spin-off in the form of a prequel. The new series will focus on the younger years of Lily Van Der Woodsen, Serena (Blake Lively)’s mother who is portrayed in Gossip Girl by Kelly Rutherford.
According to EW, the pilot follows Lily as she moves out of her wealthy parent’s home to live with her outcast sister in Los Angeles. There she’ll deal with going to public school and experience the glitz of Hollywood in the 80s.
I think this is a really cool way to expand the universe created in Gossip Girl without losing any of the show’s actors. A pilot for the prequel will air on May 11th in the place of Gossip Girl.