Spotted: Gossip Girl returning to TV screens this summer. HBO Max’s reboot of the CW teen drama will debut in July, the show’s official Twitter account announced on Wednesday.
The 10-episode first season will “introduce a fresh crop of gorgeous Manhattan private-schoolers to Gossip Girl’s all-seeing eye,” per the official description. It will also address “just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed” in the years since the original series wrapped in 2012.
The update stars Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge), Thomas Doherty (Legacies), Tavi Gevinson (Scream Queens), Adam Chanler-Berat (It Could Be Worse), Zion Moreno (Claws), Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and Broadway vet Jason Gotay. Although the show features an all-new cast, it won’t be without at least one familiar
face voice: Kristen Bell is set to reprise her role as the omniscient narrator/voice of the Gossip Girl blog.
In a November 2019 interview with Vulture, showrunner Joshua Safran — who was an EP/writer on the CW drama — confirmed that the reimagining will be more reflective of New York City’s diversity. “This time around the leads are nonwhite,” he said. “There [will also be] a lot of queer content on this show. It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that.”
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Original series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are also on board as executive producers.
Gossip Girl fans, you know you love me, so leave a comment with your excitement.
Good afternoon, followers. I need no introduction, but these New York elite do. Pleased to present your newest obsession — coming to @hbomax this July. Clear your calendars accordingly. pic.twitter.com/msIEgKyT23
— Gossip Girl (@gossipgirl) April 28, 2021
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