Thomas Doherty has joined the cast of the Gossip Girl reboot at HBO Max.
Doherty, who is best known for his recurring role as the ancient and attractive vampire Sebastian on The CW’s Legacies, will be one of the main cast members of the new iteration of the teen drama. Details about his role, however, are being kept under wraps.
Besides Doherty, other new actors that have been added to the show’s main cast are Tavi Gevinson (Scream Queens), Adam Chanler-Berat (It Could Be Worse), and Zion Moreno (Claws). Like Doherty, no further details about their characters have been released.
This batch of casting announcement came a week after it was confirmed that Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge), Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), and Jason Gotay (Peter Pan Live!) will all star in the series. It was also previously reported that Kristen Bell (The Good Place) had signed on to return as the show’s narrator.
Set eight years after the original Gossip Girl series ended, the reboot will focus on a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to the social surveillance of the Gossip Girl site. Since social media has grown so much since the original series went off the air in 2012, the reboot will feature an updated take on how social gossip and the landscape of New York has changed over the years.
And since the reboot is also a sequel, there’s a chance that any of the original cast members — Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, or Ed Westwick — will make a special cameo or reprise their former roles in the new series. “We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening, and we would love for them to be involved if they want to be involved,” Josh Schwartz told reporters at the Television Critics Association in July 2019.
The 10-episode first season of the reboot has no release date yet, but HBO Max is set to launch in May.