Brittany Snow (ex-Susan Lemay, Guiding Light) has been cast in the lead role of Lily van der Woodsen on the upcoming Gossip Girl spin-off prequel, according to Star.
"Brittany is thrilled," a friend of the actress tells Star. "She loves the original show and thinks the 1980's concept sets the spin-off apart from other series on television. She can't wait to wear all the fabulous outfits and really sink her teeth into the role."
I know that the theory of a Gossip Girl prequel seems like a great idea on paper, but for some reason I just haven't bought into the need for it yet. Just because Gossip Girl is awesome doesn't mean that an 80's version will be.