After one 12 months of ready, the second season of Gossip Girl has landed on HBO Max. As anticipated, the drama is even larger and higher, with Gossip Girl onerous at work to make sure that the scholars of Constance Billard St. Jude’s School get away with nothing.
There are additionally just a few recent characters within the second season, together with a brand new addition to the instructing workers on the faculty, Mike Shubin, performed by Pico Alexander.
At the tip of episode three, there was a giant cliffhanger that exposed Mike is on a mission to uncover Gossip Girl’s identification, and he (fairly rightly) thinks Kate Keller (Tavi Gevinson) is the lady behind the keyboard.
But who’s Pico Alexander? Newsweek has every part it is advisable know concerning the actor.
Who Is Pico Alexander?
Pico Alexander is finest identified for his position as Harry within the Reese Witherspoon-starring romantic comedy, Home Again.
In the film, he additionally acted alongside Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, and Candice Bergen.
Alexander has additionally acted within the George Clooney-led TV sequence Catch-22 as Clevinger, and starred reverse Logan Lerman within the film Indignation.
Alexander additionally portrayed Trey Wandella in Netflix’s War Machine, alongside Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Will Poulter.
Alexander most lately appeared as Henry ‘Ship’ Shipley in Dickinson, reverse Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Hunt, and his Gossip Girl co-star, Amanda Warren.
Alexander has additionally starred within the 2014 film A Most Violent Year as Elias Morales, alongside Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.
Alexander, 31, will subsequent seem within the romantic comedy, The Honeymoon, as Adam, starring alongside Maria Bakalova, Asim Chaudhry, and Lucas Bravo.
Gossip Girl audiences may acknowledge Alexander from roles in The Carrie Diaries, The Following, Blue Bloods, and Orange Is the New Black.
Alexander, the complete identify Alexander Lukasz Jogalla, was born in New York City and grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
His father, Lukasz Jogalla, is a well known cinematographer, who has labored on 21 Jump Street, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City.
His grandfather was Polish actor Jerzy Jogalla, and his great-grandfather was journalist Jerzy Turowicz, identified for his work throughout World War II.
In the second season of Gossip Girl on HBO Max, Alexander portrays Mike Shubin, a Russian literature trainer at Constance Billard St Jude’s School.
After a sabbatical, he is again at his former faculty, kicking Kate Keller out of her classroom within the course of.
The pair teamed as much as expose Monet de Haan’s mom, Camille (Amanda Warren), for paying the varsity to make sure that her daughter received good grades and the perfect alternatives. However, Mike turned his again on Kate after he realized she was the one to ship the tip about Camille to Gossip Girl.
However, in episode 3, it appeared Mike had a change of coronary heart and that the pair have been set to go from enemies to lovers. He even requested Kate out on a date, however on the finish of the episode, it transpired what his true intentions have been. Mike believes that she could possibly be Gossip Girl, and it looks like he’s set on doing every part to get to the reality.
Episodes of the second season of Gossip Girl air each Thursday on HBO Max.