WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Gossip Girl almost ended completely differently!
Seven years after the hit series ended in 2012, writer and executive producer Joshua Safran revealed during Vulture Festival that the identity of the mystery blogger was almost completely different.
In the series finale, Penn Badgley, who played Dan Humphrey, was unveiled as the mystery blogger.
“Dan was not my intended Gossip Girl,” he admitted.
“We worked hard to kind of lay in tiny seeds about it being Eric, and then the NY Post wrote an article saying that Gossip Girl was Eric so we were like, ‘We gotta scratch that.’ Then…one of the writers realized that Nate had never sent a tip in to Gossip Girl, which is true at least through the end of season five. Nate never sent in a tip in through all of those episodes, which is when we’re like, ‘Oh, well then he’s Gossip Girl,’” he went on to explain.
“I like to joke that Dan was Gossip Girl because I had left the show by then. But, I understand why Dan was Gossip Girl. I just had my heart set on Nate.”