And I think they've probably incorporated that into how they mythologize New York.
I fought really hard to shoot the show in New York because we want New York to be a character in the show." Each episode begins with the home page of the Gossip Girl website with Serena's picture from the pilot episode.
She begins the recap with the sentence, "Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite," and ends the recap with whispered voices saying "Where has she been?
" "Serena" then the voice of Gossip Girl says: "And who am I? You know you love me…XO XO, Gossip Girl." During each episode, there is always a social event taking place, whether small or large.
She told it had been proposed to shoot in a Los Angeles studio that would recreate Central Park but they eventually filmed the series in New York.
Victor/Victrola filmed the fictional infamous Chuck Bass burlesque club, Victrola, at The Box Manhattan, a sister club to The Box Soho in London.
I called Dawn Ostroff -- who was the head of The CW at the time -- and said, 'Hey, I did so much narration on Veronica Mars, can I narrate this show?
And she said, 'Hey, that's a very good idea.' They knew I had a younger voice, they liked me and they knew I'd show up for work, and I guess that was all I really needed.
We've never seen the city from the point of view of teenagers.
It felt like a world with high stakes for young people." Schwartz added: "What's funny about these teenagers is they grew up watching Sex and the City, even though it wasn't about them.