Leighton Meester’s New TV Role Would Make Blair Waldorf Cringe

Colonial dresses? No makeup? Ew.

Four years after hanging up her headband as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester is making her grand return to television. Only this time, instead of destroying her enemies with biting words and scandalous schemes, she’s using weapons. Like, legit guns and stuff.


On Monday, Fox unveiled the first trailer for Making History, a new time travel comedy starring Meester, The Mindy Project’s Adam Pally, and Yassir Lester. Pally and Lester star as a couple of friends from 2016 who travel to various historical periods in time, trying to keep American history on its proper course while also balancing “the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday life,” according to Fox. Meester plays Deborah, a rebellious colonial woman whose conservative, au natural style would definitely cast her out of Blair Waldorf’s inner circle. Just sayin'.

Making History is produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the same team responsible for The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street), and premieres next year.