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“There aren’t, like, new actors playing Serena and Blair. [It’s] a continuation of that world,” executive producer Josh Schwartz told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where he was promoting his Hulu limited series .
That said, the door is open for the original stars, which included leading ladies Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, to make an appearance.
Not to mention, it's a fashion time capsule for the early aughts, when douchebags still rocked puka shell necklaces and the prettiest girl in school would pair a hip-hugging jean skirt with flip flops and a polo shirt.
Watching and weeping along to the sound of Ben Gibbard's mopey cries was a deeply intimate experience.
A Jewish kid from Providence, Rhode Island, Schwartz's first exposure to the Orange County lifestyle was at the University of Southern California, where he attended film school in the mid-90s.
"I had never done it before," Schwartz told MTV News at the 2016 ATX Television Festival in Austin earlier this month. There wasn't a lot of time to think about how in-over-our-heads we probably were, but [executive producer] Stephanie [Savage] did tell me when the show got ordered, 'This is going to change your life, and you are going to come out of this experience a different person than you are going into it.' That was the first time I was terrified." Schwartz met Savage during a general meeting at prolific producer Mc G's offices in Los Angeles.
"Seth Cohen was a bit of a controversial character in the early conception of the show because there was a question of, 'Does this character belong in this genre? "And Josh was really passionate about how that character was going to make the show unique and speak to a different audience." "He was probably a little more Jewish in the earlier drafts," Schwartz admitted. It was like, OK, I can feel my way through this show if there’s this guy commenting on it -- and then [every one of the characters] started commenting on it.
Everyone got very self-aware very quickly." Schwartz was 25 when he sold the idea to Fox; by 26, he had a pilot script and a season order. "I don't know that [Josh] had time to be scared because [once] we started, we didn't stop," Savage said.
We just went for it." By the show's fourth episode, it was clear that Schwartz and Savage had created something magical.
The episode titled "The Escape" was a defining moment for the series.