“Gossip Girl” EP Joshua Safran is revealing how the show almost had a completely different ending. 

In a new interview with The Daily Beast Safran explained why Nate was originally supposed to be Gossip Girl. 

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“It was Nate. It was Nate until the day I left,” admitted Safran, who left before the final season to work on “Smash”.

The cast of ‘Gossip Girl’: (L to R) Matthew Settle, Ed Westwick, Taylor Momsen, Chase Crawford, Leighton Meestor, Jessica Szhor, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley. Photo: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage Via Getty
The cast of ‘Gossip Girl’: (L to R) Matthew Settle, Ed Westwick, Taylor Momsen, Chase Crawford, Leighton Meestor, Jessica Szhor, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley. Photo: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage Via Getty

“I think we all came to the conclusion that it might be Nate by the end of Season 4, and then we spent Season 5 teeing it up,” he continued. “If you watch it, there are many clues to it being Nate. But I also think weirdly, in noir fashion, it’s great that we dropped a red herring. But it wasn’t as organic as Dan.”

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Explaining why producers chose Dan instead, he continued, “With Dan, it makes sense because he wanted to find a way in; but with Nate, it was because he’d never sent anything in to’Gossip Girl, and if it had been Nate, it was based on this idea that he’d felt so guilty for sleeping with Serena that he had to create an alter ego to bring us all to it.”

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