Gossip Girl is officially coming back for a reboot, and my dreams of being an elite Upper East Sider are suddenly resurfacing.
The hit show is coming back with ten one-hour long episodes to premiere on HBO Max and will include a whole new cast (so sadly, no Blake Lively or Ed Westwick, but we’ll live).
Quite some time has passed since the original Gossip Girl was on TV back in the mid-2000s, so we’re expecting a reboot full of social media and modern technology, meaning all the more gossip.
One thing this Gossip Girl reboot is trying to fix is the diversity problem that was prevalent in the original. The reboot will still focus on elite, wealthy New York City socialites, but the cast is going to be much less white. The cast will include diverse and LGBTQ characters. The students will be just as cut-throat and snide and will still attend the iconic Constance Billiard high school. They’re just going to be much more diverse.
We haven’t been given many details about the reboot, but we do know the official summary for the series:
“Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years.”
Oh, and we know one more thing about the reboot for sure: Kristen Bell is coming back as the voice of Gossip Girl.
So get your martini glasses ready, you’re going to be hearing a lot of “You know you love me, XOXO… Gossip Girl”.