• How ‘Gossip Girl' Shot That 16-Person ‘Maximum Drama' Thanksgiving Dinner Scene

    12 days ago - By The Wrap

    (Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Part 2 premiere of “Gossip Girl” Season 1.)
    HBO Max's “Gossip Girl” creator Joshua Safran worked on every Thanksgiving episode of the OG series, with the exception of its final season. So he knows a thing or two about how Blair Waldorf's favorite holiday works within the show's universe, and set out to make the Turkey Day celebrated on his reboot to be “the mother of all Thanksgiving episodes.”
    In order to do that, Safran decided to direct Episode 7 himself and seat 16 characters around a Thanksgiving table for an eight-minute dinner scene in...
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