HBO Max's Gossip Girl has started filming, and the Internet has already begun dissecting the behind-the-scenes photos. All eyes are on the new class of "Manhattan's elite," but be warned: They're nothing like Blair, Serena, Chuck, Dan, Nate, Jenny, and the rest of the original crew. This is a whole new gang and a whole new story, which picks up eight years after the original Gossip Girl website went dark.
Sure, like the original squad, these cool kids hang out on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, remix their prep school uniforms with stylish accoutrements, and dress up for fancy parties (courtesy of outfits created by original costume designer Eric Daman) but the similarities seem to stop there. According to show co-creator and screenwriter Joshua Safran, this is a diverse group with more LGBTQ+ representation, navigating New York City in a completely different era.
This new Gossip Girl debuts in 2021. Here are the behind-the-scenes photos to hold you over until then.
Jordan Alexander steps out in a navy bomber jacket, a cream turtleneck sweater, biker shorts, oversize hoop earrings, and a black python Fendi baguette bag. She tops her look off with a pair of dark knee-high boots.
Whitney Peak wears an oversized flannel jacket, a plaid jumper, rolled-down tube socks, and Vans sneakers while filming in New York.
The duo share a moment together between takes.
Savannah Smith, Zión Moreno, Jordan Alexander, and Whitney Peak remix their uniforms with unexpected layers, boots, and chic bags.
Emily Alyn Lind wears a lace-paneled blue coat, navy culottes, and cream-colored heeled boots on the Constance steps.
Whitney Peak wears a vintage flannel over her Constance Billard crew neck and ultra-short plaid skirt, and tucks gray socks into her heeled Doc Marten boots.
Meanwhile, Jordan Alexander wears a white top, bomber jacket, and navy skirt cinched at the waist with a quilted Louis Vuitton fanny pack. We also can't keep our eyes off her Fendi knee-high logo boots.
A close-up of Jordan Alexander's look, just 'cause.
Zión Moreno wears shorts the chic way: with a Breton stripe sweater (accented with a polka-dot bow at the neckline), a shoulder bag, and suede knee-high boots.
Savannah Smith and Zion Moreno pose on the set of Gossip Girl in NYC. Smith is seen wearing a David Koma houndstooth crepe corset bodysuit paired with an Alice + Olivia button mini wrap skirt and carrying a Roger Vivier Miss Vivier Strass Buckle Bag in pink houndstooth. Moreno, meanwhile, is photographed wearing a Rococo Sand Star Light one shoulder dress and carrying a Judith Leiber Serpent Crystal Clutch in Prosecco.
Thomas Doherty wears a striped, yellow suit on the set of Gossip Girl in New York City.
Evan Mock is seen wearing a face mask between scenes on the set of Gossip Girl in New York City.
Whitney Peak wears a black slip dress, heeled ankle boots, and a mustard Ratio et Motus shoulder bag.
Jeremy O. Harris is seen on the Gossip Girl set with Whitney Peak.
Jordan Alexander takes her coffee wearing a sheer LaQuan Smith bodysuit.
Eli Brown (right) sports an auburn jacket over a brown button-down, navy slacks, and suede boots.
Thomas Doherty is seen between takes in a gold pinstripe suit and Chelsea boots.
Zión Moreno and Savannah Smith pose on the Constance steps.
Eli Brown, Zión Moreno, Jordan Alexander, Savannah Smith, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Doherty, and Evan Mock gather at the Constance Billard/St. Jude's courtyard.
Zión Moreno and Jordan Alexander pose for the cameras.
Thomas Doherty and his fanny pack are in full prep mode.
Evan Mock skates to "class."
Emily Alyn Lind sports a chunky white sweater over a button-down, black tights, and heeled boots.
Eli Brown and Whitney Peak share a moment on the Met steps.
Emily Alyn Lind, Jordan Alexander, Savannah Smith, and Zión Moreno perch up on the Met steps.
Zión Moreno (front) wears a Burberry shawl, beige knee-high boots, and a Louis Vuitton Onthego bag on set with Emily Alyn Lind, Jordan Alexander, and Savannah Smith.
Jordan Alexander wears a trench coat over an oversized white button-down, a cropped sweater, color-block sweats, and blue-and-white sneakers. And let's not forget that Dior saddle bag.
School's out: Jordan Alexander layers a bomber jacket over a gray hoodie and biker shorts. She accessorizes with a green Loewe puzzle bag and knee-high gray boots.
Emily Alyn Lind wears a striped vest over a white shirtdress and black tights.
Zión Moreno wears a fringed cable-knit sweater with a miniskirt, suede heel boots, a Fendi bag, and pink sunglasses.
Savannah Smith wears a gray beret and bomber jacket, a pinstripe skirt, and a Chanel belt.