Brittany Snow “Gossip Girl” Spinoff

Hairspray star Brittany Snow has been cast to play teenage Lily van der Woodsen on an upcoming spinoff of The CW’s popular teen drama Gossip Girl.

The new show will chronicle Lily’s young adulthood in 1980s Los Angeles.

“Brittany is thrilled,” a friend of the actress reveals in the March 9 edition of 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.”

“Brittany always thought she was going to continue her career in films, bithis is a marvelous part and she just couldn’t say no. This has the potential to be a huge show in the tradition of Melrose Place.”

Brittany, who played Meg Pryor on the now defunct NBC series American Dreams, was the top choice for show producers, who made the 22-year-old star an offer she couldn’t refuse in early February.

She didn’t even have to audition for the part.

The pilot of the spinoff will air on the May 11 episode of Gossip Girl.

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