'Gossip Girl' spin-off has the working title of 'Lily' and is reportedly close to signing a deal with Cynthia Watros and Andrew McCarthy.
The spin-off to "Gossip Girl" is shaping up fast with the casting of Lily Rhodes' parents. Cynthia Watros who played the role of Libby in "Lost" is reportedly close to signing a deal as the mother Celia 'CeCe' Rhodes, while Andrew McCarthy who plays Joe Bennett in "Lipstick Jungle" will play her husband, Rick.
CeCe's character has appeared on "Gossip Girl" played by actress Caroline Lagerfelt. In the spin-off, she will fall out with her daughters, Carol and Lily who both move out of the house to live in the Valley. Rick, meanwhile is mentioned as a music company executive.
Additionally, a rep revealed that Ryan Hansen is also tapped to play a role in the spin-off, which is tentatively titled "Lily". He will play the role of Shep, a friend of Shiloh Fernandez's character Owen who encounters Lily in the Valley.
The roles of Lily and Carol have been confirmed to be filled in by Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter respectively.