Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage announce plans for a spinoff of the popular novel-based series that will be a prequel focusing on Rufus Humphrey and Lily van der Woodsen’s wild teenage years.
The spinoff set in California is an original idea by Shwartz and Savage that will tell the story of Rufus and Lily’s love affair and the resulting pregnancy.
After falling out with her parents Lily Rhodes (maiden name) leaves behind the luxury of her wealthy parents and moves in with her sister, a black sheep of the family, and experiences the fast times of Los Angeles in the 1980s.
“We are 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,” Schwartz said. “We love exploring fashion, pop culture, music and a heightened world that’s just a little more fun than the one we actually live in. L.A. in the ’80s totally fits the bill.”
The CW has ordered a “backdoor pilot” of the new show with plans to air it as a Gossip Girl episode on May 11.
Blindie is already ga ga for what we’re sure will be an awesome 80s soundtrack and a rad wardrobe!