Ed Westwick Is Giving Us Serious Chuck Bass Vibes in New Netflix Series ‘White Gold’
Good news, Gossip Girl fans! BBC Two's White Gold is finally available on Netflix, and Ed Westwick (aka Chuck Bass) is back and as debonair as ever.
White Gold is a dark comedy set in 1980s England and follows the story of a lead salesman, Vincent Swan (Westwick), and two junior salesmen, Brian Fitzpatrick (James Buckley) and Martin Lavender (Joe Thomas), as they compete for profit and approval in the ruthless sales industry. Westwick's role as Vincent Swan, a sleazy window salesman who lacks a moral compass, is reminiscent of the slick, Ferragamo suit-wearing Chuck Bass. In the wise words of the New York socialite, "There's nothing more boring than a sense of morality."
White Gold originally aired on the U.K.'s BBC Two earlier this year, but Netflix answered our American, Upper East Side drama-loving prayers by releasing all of season one's six episodes for pure binge-watching consumption.
This is the first time U.S.-based fans can get a glimpse of Westwick post-Gossip Girl. Frankly, we're just happy to see Westwick is fully embracing Bass's 14-going-on-40 characteristic maturities and love of expensive scotch and channeling both into his new role. The fact that Westwick no longer needs to hide his native British accent in White Gold is simply the decadent icing on the cake.
Even better news? White Gold was already renewed for a second season, which will premiere in 2018 (hopefully making its way to Netflix shortly thereafter). We missed you, Mr. Bass.