It seems that the younger version of Kelly Rutherford's Lily van der Woodsen has been found. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brittany Snow has signed on for the lead in the CW Network's Gossip Girl spin-off series.
Snow will portray the teenaged Lily van der Woodsen, now played on the Gossip Girl series by Kelly Rutherford, and this spin-off will feature the young van der Woodsen as she adjusts from living in the lap of luxury to living in the San Fernando Valley with her sister (Krysten Ritter), the family outcast.
Shilo Fernandez has also joined the cast of the spin-off, playing Owen, a hot valley guy with infectious wit.
This backdoor pilot for the spin-off will air on May 11 as a regular episode of Gossip Girl