On Tuesday it was announced that millennial sensation Gossip Girl, which premiered on The CW in 2007 and ran for six seasons, is returning to TV on WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max. Per Deadline, the new series will be set eight years after the titular blog ceased following the lives of the Upper East Side 1% hotties played by Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, and Taylor Momsen. "A new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl," Deadlinereports. "The prestige series will address just how much social media -- and the landscape of New York itself -- has changed in the intervening years."
Sure, social media has changed since Gossip Girl went off the air, and so has New York. But you know what else has changed? Chace Crawford who played the stoner lacrosse bro with a secret sensitive side, Nate Archibald. While Crawford was always hot in an adorable doofus kind of way, he was recently photographed picking up groceries -- clearly someone knew that with the Gossip Girl news we'd be curious what the original stars are up to -- and ... honey, just look at him.
\u201cTag yourself: Im Chace Crawford\u2019s groceries.\u201d
— \u039evan Ross Katz (@\u039evan Ross Katz)
Consider this our campaign to have Chace appear in the GG reboot. Need some reasons? I got a few.
Yes, we mean those veins, too.
The buzzcut. Nothing for you to hold onto but your sanity.
That chiseled jawline covered with what has to be rugged, bristly fuzz that will scratch you perfectly when he's ... you know.
Those pecs, barely visible underneath his tank top but girl, they're there.
The look in his eyes that says, "Yeah, I'll tear you apart."
The graceful slope of his shoulders, so effortlessly masculine and clearly able to carry your weight as he ... you know.
Casting directors, this is in your hands now. Do your thang.