The Gossip Girl reboot, revolving around a group of Gen Z private-schoolers living on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, now in its fifth month of shooting.
And on Tuesday, two of the leads in the HBO Max teen drama — Eli Brown and Whitney Peak — were spotted walking side-by-side, as the cameras rolled on an intimate scene between the two stars.
The upcoming HBO Max series is a sequel of sorts that will pick up eight years after the conclusion of the original hit series on The CW.
Action! Eli Brown and Whitney Peak were seen shooting a scene for the reboot of the hit teen drama, Gossip Girl, on the streets of Manhattan on Tuesday
The new iteration will reportedly feature more adult content and be more diverse, with more nonwhite leads and LGBT characters than the original show that ran from 2007 to 2012.
Brown, 21, plays Obie Bergmann IV — one of the privileged students who take the lead under the watchful eye of Gossip Girl.
For Tuesday’s scene, the costume department had the Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists star looking stylishly conservative in brown slacks with an orange sweater over a white dress shirt and tie and faded black boots.
With the winter chill in the air, he covered up with a blue jacket as he conversed with Peak (Zoya Lott), 18, for their one-on-one.
Private school fashion: Playing privileged private-schoolers, Brown and Peak were dressed looking stylishly conservative as they walked side-by-side as the cameras rolled
Teen dreams: Peak, 18, looked to be styled in a school uniform, consisting of a black-patterned skirt ensemble and a white collared-shirt, in the scene that saw her character, Zoya Lott, get more emotionally animated
Peak, who’s known to many fans for her role in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, appeared to be styled in a school uniform, consisting of a black-patterned skirt ensemble and a white collared-shirt.
She kept warm in a brown, red and black-patterned sweater, brown boots and her raven tresses flowing to the middle of her back with plenty of natural curls and a center part.
At one point during the walk, the pair stopped to look each other in the eye, and the two actor’s became much more emotional and animated, especially Peak.
Once the director yelled ‘cut’ to the scene the two stars promptly put on protective masks over their mouths and noses as part of heightened safety measures due to COVID-19.
Privileged Upper East Siders: Brown’s character, Obie Bergmann IV, also looked stylishly conservative in brown slacks with an orange sweater over a white dress shirt and tie
Like the original series, the reboot is based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar and was developed and written by original executive producer Joshua Safran.
Safran will also be the showrunner and executive producer for the new show alongside original co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
One of the main premises is expected to focus on how much social media — and the landscape of New York City itself — has changed in the intervening eight years.
Once the director yelled ‘cut’ to the scene, the two stars promptly put on protective masks over their mouths and noses as part of heightened safety measures due to COVID-19.
Along with Brown and Peak, the reboot also stars Emily Alyn Lind (Audrey Hope), Thomas Doherty (Max Wolfe), Jordan Alexander (Julien Calloway), Evan Mock (Aki Menzies), Zión Moreno (Luna La), Savannah Smith (Monet de Haan) and Tavi Gevinson (Kate Keller).
It also also features Jonathan Fernandez, Jason Gotay. Adam Chanler-Berat, Laura Benanti and Donna Murphy.
Kristen Bell returns as the narrator, an unknown, the omniscient blogger known as Gossip Girl.
The much-anticipated reboot is set to premiere on HBO Max in November 2021.
The original series aired on The CW network for six seasons from September 2007 to December 2012.
Sequel: The Gossip Girl reboot, a continuation of the original series (2007-2012) that ran for for six season, is set premiere on HBO Max in November 2021; the original cast included Jessica Szohr, Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen and Ed Westwic, among others