Gossip Girl stars Whitney Peak and Tavi Gevinson boldly react to New York chill in cinematic scenes for HBO Max reboot
It might be Thanksgiving, but the filming continues in HBO Max’s new Gossip Girl imagination.
And on Monday, actresses Tavi Gevinson and Whitney Peak were seen in New York battling the cold weather to shoot scenes for the show.
Gevinson seemed to have been chilled by the wind as she filmed the scene on the steps of the museum while Peak made sure it was warm between shots.
Brrrr: HBO Max’s new series Gossip Girl was filming Monday in New York, with actresses Tavi Gevinson (left) and Whitney Peak (right) apparently struggling to keep warm
Like the original series that aired on CW from 2002 to 2012, the new incarnation focuses on students from every upscale Manhattan prep school on the Upper East Side.
Shooting, which began in mid-October, will also take place in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada.
Peak, 15, played the daughter of Idris Elba in the 2017 movie Molly’s Game and also appeared in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix.
Gevinson, 24, has made a name for herself as a stylish blogger and has several small acting roles in her resume.
Reboot: Peak, 15, wore school uniform because the show, like its predecessor, which aired on The CW from 2007 to 2012, takes place in a Manhattan privileged student world on the Upper East Side
Life in Manhattan: 24-year-old Gevinson wore stylish attire and carried a large umbrella to the scene set on the steps of the museum
Filming: Cast members Emily Alyn Lind, 18, and Eli Brown, 21, were also seen on the set. The show is billed as an exploration of how social media has transformed New York City’s social scene.
Cast members Emily Alyn Lind, 18, and Eli Brown, 21, were also seen on the set on Monday.
The 10-episode season, which premieres in 2021, takes place eight years after the original show’s finale.
Narrated by the original star Ktristen Bell, it is billed as an exploration of how social media has transformed New York City’s social scene.
And while it’s commonly referred to as Gossip Girl’s “reboot”, showrunner Joshua Safran insists that it really isn’t.
He pointed out on his own social media that although he lives in the same world as the original CW show, the cast don’t play the original characters.
“ I really wanted this to be an extension, not a reboot. So this is an evolution of history, not a retread, he wrote on Twitter.
The rest of the cast is completed Jordan Alexander, Adam Chanler-Berat, Thomas Doherty, Jonathan Fernandez, Jason Gotay, Zión Moreno, and Savannah Lee Smith.
Pandemic precautions: crew members adhered to strict COVID-19 protocols, including wearing masks and goggles
In Production: The 10-episode season, scheduled to premiere in 2021, is set eight years after the original show’s finale, with shooting also in Los Angeles and Vancouver