Mark your calendars, “Gossip Girl” fanatics: The much buzzed-about CW teen drama is returning to the airwaves for its second season on September 1 at 8 p.m. ET.
Currently, the gang is in Manhattan shooting all over the place, and Ed Westwick, who plays resident cad Chuck Bass, told MTV News that he’s happy to be back at work. “It’s been great,” he said. “It’s been intense, and we’re very excited to get back on the air and get back out there.
“When you’re working on it, and you’re on the inside of it, you don’t find yourself getting caught up in the buzz,” Westwick added. “But we’re aware of it, and it’s fantastic, and it makes us feel our work is a success.”
The actor could only reveal a bit about what fans have in store when the show returns. Of course, it almost goes without saying that you should expect lots of sex, drugs and pretty new faces. “There’s new characters that are going to be introduced, and there will be twists and turns and all the usual love triangles,” he teased. “And I think the issues and things that we touched on in season one will be explored more.
“Personally, my character has more of an adventure and more of an exploration of his motivations and why he is the way he is,” he continued vaguely.
But what about Chuck’s relationship with Leighton Meester’s Blair Waldorf? In the season finale, Chuck got cold feet about their relationship (and the hots for an interior designer), leaving Blair to jet off to France with a random young business exec. Everyone is dying to know if those two crazy, mischievous kids will make it work.
“Basically, we left off in season one with Chuck making the decision not to pursue Blair, and I think he spent the summer contemplating that,” he said. “When we come back in season two, we see how he is with his decision.”