So, you knew it was coming…of course I’m going to give you the scoop on what’s ahead on my FAVORITE TV Show, Gossip Girl. I’m so excited to see what happens this season, and it really sounds like they’re pulling out all the stops this year. So, let’s take a look at what our favorite Upper Eastsiders are going to be up to. Thank you Gossip Girl Insiders for this info!!!
Let’s start off with some casting news. As I told you in previous posts, Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) will be appearing this season. However, since the actress is starring on the new NBC series, “Mercy”, her time at GG will be limited. But she will be popping up throughout the season. Will Georgina and Blair (Leighton Meester) be roomies???
Blair (Leighton Meester) and Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg)
Yes, it’s true, Hilary Duff has been cast on Gossip Girl as an actress from vampire films who has decided to go to college in NYC. Hilary will be playing Olivia Burke and will be roomies with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr). Look for Olivia to strike up a relationship with Dan (Penn Badgley).
Hilary Duff as Olivia Burke
Joanna Garcia who starred on “Privileged” last season was jobless when “Privileged” didn’t get picked up for a second season. However, she landed a new role on Gossip Girl as Bree Buckley. Bree is a socialite from down south who will be dating Nate (Chace Crawford). Apparently they are going to have a Romeo and Juliet type romance as her family and his family are not very friendly.
Joanna Garcia as Bree Buckley
Gina Torres has been cast in the recurring role of Vanessa’s mother, Gabriela Abrams. Look for her to add a different parental touch to the show.
Gina Torres as Gabriela Abrams
Now some scoop on the returning cast!
Looks like Chuck (Ed Westwick) will be kissing a boy this season. Fans of the Gossip Girl book series know that Chuck was written as being questionably gay. Well, on the TV show he’s obviously not, but the show is paying homage to his book character’s storyline by having him make out with a guy (Neal Bledsoe) as a part of a scheme that he and Blair cook up. By the way, Chuck and Blair will most definitely be a couple this season. YAY!!!
Neal Bledsoe and Chuck (Ed Westwick)
Leighton Meester as Blair and Ed Westwick as Chuck
Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan) will be seen on GG a lot this season. Will Carter be dating Serena (Blake Lively)? Look at the picture below, sure looks like it!
Sebastian Stan as Carter and Blake Lively as Serena
Jenny (Taylor Momsen) is the new Queen B at school. Look for her to be heavily involved in story with the new popular clique at Constance.
Taylor Momsen as Jenny
Lily’s (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus’ (Matthew Settle) love child, Scott (Chris Riggi), will be around this season. Looks like Scott and Vanessa will strike up a relationship, and it looks like he’ll be meeting his parents (based on the photo below).
Kelly Rutherford as Lily, Chris Riggi as Scott, and Matthew Settle as Rufus
Scott (Chris Riggi) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)
Kristen Bell will return this season as the voice of Gossip Girl. I’m glad to hear this since her voice is now synonomous with the show.
Kristen Bell as Gossip Girl
Eric (Connor Paolo) will also be back this season. No word on how often or what his storyline will be yet.
Connor Paolo as Eric and Taylor Momsen as Jenny
Look for Dan (Penn Badgley) to be buff this season. Penn must have spent the summer in the gym, and he looks great. He’s still dating Blake Lively in real life too! 🙂
Penn Badgley as Dan and Blake Lively as Serena
And finally, here is a cast photo for season 3 of GG. Enjoy!!!
Gossip Girl Season 3 Cast Photo
PS: The new season of GG begins on Monday, September 14th, at 9pm.
Another Gossip Girl Cast Photo