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(Chace Crawford, who played Nate, noted, “It’s so weird how the same demographic has been frozen in time.Fourteen- to 20-year-olds still come up to me freaking out and it’s because they binge [the show] on Netflix.”) And in other countries, the show has come to represent the allure and glamour of New York.A decade ago this fall, just as social media was fracturing pop culture into a million pieces, a pair of sophomore show-runners, a start-up network, and a cast of barely of-age millennials aligned to capture one last old-fashioned teenage zeitgeist.On the tenth anniversary of the CW’s flagship series, Blake Lively had quit acting.But it has enjoyed a continuing popularity, even 10 years later.It’s currently available on Netflix, where a new generation is discovering the show for the first time.They had been sent Cecily von Ziegesar’s popular ] and its kind of crazy four-year run that we wanted to take and apply to something moving forward, and we were really excited about doing something in New York,” Schwartz said over lunch in Los Angeles this past winter.
Savage remembered an early cast outing as the moment it hit her that things were clicking: “We all went to see and [we were] walking with them [and thinking], ‘I don’t know what the rest of the world is going to think, [but] when I see these kids together, I feel excited.’” The actors felt they were a part of something that could be quite special, as well.
The notion of a group of people being callously gossiped about online by an anonymous troll certainly has resonance in our current climate, in which celebrities (as well as politicians and public figures) are often blogged about with a blithe and biting disregard.
As Kristen Bell, who voiced “Gossip Girl” for the show, said to me, “[Schwartz and Savage] were spearheading: broadcasting their every move on social media—which perhaps helped to create a certain air of mystery and intrigue about them, one that doesn’t exist in the same way for young television stars now.)The show also debuted at the very end of the period during which people regularly watched shows live when they aired (as opposed to on their DVRs or laptops or phones).
When they started to cast the show, Savage and Schwartz looked at online message boards, where fans of the book series had already decided that Lively—known at this point primarily for her role in 2005’s Lively was not completely sold, though. After the first year [of the show], it’ll quiet down.
Your life will go back to normal and you can start going to school. I’ll do this.’”When I asked Lively if that arrangement ended up working out (even though I already knew the answer), she responded, laughing: “This is advice to anyone: when they say, ‘We promise, but we can’t put it in writing,’ there’s a reason they can’t put it in writing.” She added, “But no, the show didn’t slow down.