When Gossip Girl first aired, few people had ever heard of the cast members. Today, thanks to the show, actors like Penn Badgeley and Blake Lively are widely recognized thanks to their portrayals of the characters on Gossip Girl. With the reboot in the works, a new cast is seeking to make its mark with audiences everywhere, including Broadway alum Adam Chanler-Berat.
Adam Chanler-Berat started his career on Broadway
On December 21, 1986, Chanler-Berat was born in West Nyack, New York, to Bert Berat and Shelley Chanler. He is the youngest of three boys. The star made his off-Broadway debut in 2008 in the musical Next To Normal. He remained with the show from its original production to its closing night for three years.
After the show closed, Chanler-Berat landed a part in yet another off-Broadway play, Peter And The StarScratcher playing the titular character. He yet again stayed with the show when it transferred to Broadway until it closed in January 2013.
The actor took part in various off-Broadway and Regional productions such as Sunday In The Park With George playing Georges Seurat, The Fortress of Solitude playing Dylan Ebdus, Fly By Night playing Harold McClam, and Amelie playing Nino.
Aside from his work in theater, Chanler-Berat has also had several supporting roles in television shows and movies. He appeared in an episode of Law And Order in 2006 and had a small role in the 2013 film Delivery Man alongside Vince Vaughn playing Viggo, according to IMDb.
Chanler-Berat is set to star in the recent revival of Gossip Girl, although his role is yet to be announced. Not much is known about the star’s personal life, but fans can expect to get more gossip on the actor as the series develops with his involvement with the new show.
When is HBO’s ‘Gossip Girl’ set to air?
These days many networks are rebooting and reviving concluded hit shows, and fans are more than excited about the increase in remakes. Despite little time passing since the original Gossip Girl went off the air, many people were pleasantly surprised when HBO Max announced they were picking up the new series.
Although the new show uses the same name as the original Gossip Girl, the series is, in fact, a continuation of the previous one. The only difference is that the initial cast members, including Lively, Leighton Meester, and the rest, won’t be making a comeback (at least not yet anyway).
Kristen Bell is set to reprise her voice role as Gossip Girl narrator. Since the original show was set when social media wasn’t a big deal yet, the new Gossip Girl may have drastic changes. Technology has evolved over the years, and so has pop culture, so fans should expect to see many changes or improvements.
The new show started filming in March last year, but production hit a snag due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After a year of waiting, the show’s creator, Joshua Safran, finally announced the show’s release date. Safran tweeted that the show will be dropping in July. He also mentioned that they had already filmed ‘half’ of the episodes, which means fans probably have a whole season to look forward to.
The new and the original shows have many similarities
Gossip Girl and Gossip Girl 2.0 have various similarities. Since it’s an extension, the new show seeks to tell the stories of the wealthy Upper East Siders through a fresh lens. Both shows happen with the same universe but with new students attending the same school as the original characters.
The continuation will also focus on wealthy students and put their high-class lives on blast while highlighting the various class differences in society today. The extension was also filmed in New York to boost its authenticity and remain faithful to the original show.