February 06, 2009 04:44:35 GMT
'Gilmore Girls' star Krysten Ritter joins the 'Gossip Girl' spin-off as Lily Rhodes' older sister who is 'sweet but a bit of a disaster'.
One more step is taken for the spin-off to "Gossip Girl". As previously reported, the new show will focus on the early life of Lily van der Woodsen in the 1980s Los Angeles and an actress has been cast to be the older sister of Lily.
Krysten Ritter who is involved in both "'Til Death" and "Breaking Bad", has been signed to play the role of Carol Rhodes. This character will play a major role in changing Lily's way of life, from the high-class society to the junky lifestyle in the San Fernando Valley. Carol is the black sheep in the Rhodes clan and Lily will move in with her in L.A. after falling out with her parents.
The spin-off which has not yet received a title, comes from the brains of the "Gossip Girl" creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. It follows Lily's transition from a life of luxury where she attends the prestigious Montecito boarding school to a public school that she used to make fun of. A back door pilot is scheduled to air on the May 11 episode of "Gossip Girl".