20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Gossip Girl
There Were Plans for a Spin-Off
Throughout the series, we learn bits and pieces about Lily van der Woodsen, Serena’s mother, and her wild, rebellious youth. We even get flashbacks to Lily’s life with her sister, played by Brittany Snow and Kristen Ritter respectively. In fact, producers found those characters intriguing enough that they planned an entire spin-off that centered on them.
The pilot would set up their lives in the mid-80s, and the show would have followed them from that point. Ultimately, the series never received a green light and was eventually canceled. It’s a shame, because if the series had gone forward, it might have featured younger characters from The O.C..