“There aren’t, like, new actors playing Serena and Blair. It’s not a remake. (It’s) a continuation of that world,” Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Schwartz said at the TV press tour while promoting Looking for Alaska. Schwartz said the original Gossip Girl stars are welcome to return for the HBO Max revival. “We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening, and we would love for them to be involved if they want to be involved,” Schwartz said. “But (we) certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon their (participation). They played those characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we wanted to respect that. But obviously, it would be great to see them again.” ALSO: Gossip Girl revival won't feature a mystery blogger.