Leighton Meester is Making History

Leighton Meester Snags Lead in Fox's Time Travel Comedy Making History

Blair Waldorf is trading headbands and pencil skirts for mob caps and petticoats.

Former Gossip Girl fashionista Leighton Meester has landed the female lead opposite Adam Pally in Fox’s time travel-themed comedy pilot Making History, TVLine has learned.

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Exec produced by Last Man on Earth EPs Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the potential series centers on three friends who find a way to travel through time in search of truth, justice, and riches, which complicates their lives in 2016. They visit some of the greatest moments of the past as they try to resolve their personal problems, while history and pop culture comically collide.

Meester, who despite being heavily wooed by all the major networks has remained off the TV grid since Gossip Girl ended in 2012, will play Deborah, a self-educated and incredibly motivated colonial woman who possesses modern ideals despite being trapped in a regressive time. She has contemporary beliefs of gender and racial equality which everyone scoffs at in 1775.

The Grinder‘s Julius “Goldy” Sharpe penned the pilot script and will serve as an exec producer alongside Lord and Miller.