If the Manhattan's most elite teens were grown and out in the world today, what would they be up to? That's a question I'm sure many Gossip Girl fans are wanting to know, as the finale to the series set up so many promising futures that we could never see get paid off. If the series had a revival, people will certainly tune in, but is Serena van der Woodsen herself, Blake Lively, willing to come back? I'll never tell, xoxo...Just kidding here's what she said:
It sort of all depends. Would I do seven years of the show? No, because it's hard work and I've got my babies, and I don't want to be away from them that much. But I've just learned in life you never say never. I'm looking to do something that I haven't done yet, not something that I did. But would I do that? Who knows --- if it was good, if it made sense. We had so much fun shooting and living and working in New York City.
Totally understandable answer from Blake Lively. She's a mom, she's got a famous and busy husband in Ryan Reynolds, and I'm sure their time is limited, and their finances are such that there's probably no need to work solely for money. Mind you, Lively said nothing about being opposed to returning to television, and even told Variety later in her interview that she's up for doing anything, provided it's good content. She's just not going to headline another series anytime soon. To date, Gossip Girl has been the only television series Blake Lively has starred in, minus Saturday Night Live. It will take a good offer from anyone to get her up and in a show again.
Judging from Blake Lively's answer, it sounds like shooting a short reunion series is a possibility, although I think that's about as far as they could take it. If you remember the finale, we see a flash forward to five years down the road in 2017, where Chuck and Blair are married with a kid, Nate is running for mayor of New York, and Serena is marrying Dan (who is Gossip Girl). There's also a new Gossip Girl on the Upper East Side, who knows who that could be?
The story is already set up, somewhat, and if CW wanted to take it further, maybe the reunion could even spin off a brand new Gossip Girl that tied into the original series. I'm not sure there's an actor out there that can capture the same cool factor of a guy like Chuck Bass the way Ed Westwick did, but if someone can, I'd like to see it happen.
So with Blake Lively as a solid "maybe," and the finale set up the way it was, I think we have a better chance at a Gossip Girl reunion than most other teen dramas from our younger years. Should the wheels be set in motion regarding a Gossip Girl return, we'll be there to let you know. Until then, if you aren't caught up on what's coming back to television and what isn't, you should really check out our TV renewal guide and summer premiere schedule.