As I first reported back in January, Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are working overtime to produce a Gossip Girl spin off centering around Serena's mommy as a teenager in 1980s Los Angeles. And now comes word that Hairspray and American Dreams alum Brittany Snow has been offered the lead role of young Lily. Sources surrounding the project say the-powers-that-be are currently negotiating with Brittany, and though her deal is not yet done, things are looking good.
If Snow's deal closes, she'll be working with Krysten Ritter (Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls) who was cast as Lily's older sister last month.
The pilot is set to air May 11 as a Gossip Girl episode (remember when Grey's did this for Private Practice a couple years back?).
Thoughts? I loved American Dreams and wept when it was prematurely canceled, so I'm definitely into the idea of Brittany as Lily. Think she should study Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford for Lily mannerisms or will you be okay with Ms. Snow doing her own unique interpretation of the future Mrs. van der Woodsen Bass?
UPDATE: Brittany Snow has been cast as young Lily, the lead in The CW's Gossip Girl spin off.