Since the beginning of Gossip Girl, Serena (Blake Lively) and Eric's (Connor Paolo) father has never really been mentioned --- other than in stories of their mom's various husbands and escapades. It has been revealed that he runs the same Dutch shipping firm his great-great-grandfather created in the 1700s but other than that, he remains a big mystery. But that just might change as the teen drama heads to its third season.
According to Eonline.com's Kristin Dos Santos, "It is decidedly so. We will finally meet Serena's dad this season on Gossip Girl."
When we last saw Gossip Girl, Carter Baizen revealed to Serena where her father is and so she planned to go to Fiji to find him. There is no word yet on who might score the role of Serena's dad but the van der Woodsen kids have already pitched in some suggestions.
"Brad Pitt," Blake Lively exclaimed when asked about who should portray her father. "Or maybe [he should be cast] as my new boyfriend."
Her on-screen brother, Connor Paolo, on the other hand, was a little bit more realistic.
"We've been asking since day one who daddy dearest is, so it'll be good to find out," Connor Paolo said. "I'd say Christopher Walken could make a great dad. I think he'd be a great papa van der Woodsen. I think [his and Lily's] dynamic would be awesome. I'll push that one. Or maybe Jack Nicholson."
While Jack Nicholson, 72, may be a little too old to be his father, Paolo argues that it's possible given Lily's taste in men.
"I think, with Lily, he could be dad," he asserted.
Meanwhile, fans will be pleased to know that Gossip Girl has already began production for the new season. Check out some updates and photos here.