Hey, Upper-East Siders! Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. We have a piece of bittersweet news about your favourite show, ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot. The hit 2000’s show is coming back on HBO Max, but it has been slightly delayed. Nevertheless, it is going to catch the attention of the newer generation with a revamped plot and cast.
Gossip Girl reboot is one of the most anticipated TV shows, and fans cannot wait to go back to the Upper East Side. When the show first aired in 2007, it had us, teens, going gaga over it and had us obsessing over the lives of super-rich Manhattan teens.
Although the new show, Gossip Girl reboot is set in a different timeline, it is described as an “extension” of the original show after the OG Gossip Girl turned off their laptop for good.
We’re just as excited to find out what’s the Gossip Girl Reboot going to be like and we cannot wait to find out. Here’s Everything You Need To Know about the upcoming show:
Release Date Of Gossip Girl Reboot:
The reboot was initially scheduled for the autumn of 2020, but the pandemic messed up the equation, and the production was suspended which got the reboot postponed to 2021. HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly confirmed to Vulture that the show, which had not even commenced the shooting process, has now officially been pushed to the next year.
Plot Of Gossip Girl Reboot:
The official summary of the show reads that the show takes place eight years after the og website went dark. We are introduced to a new generation of New York private school teens who are under the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The show will address just how much social media—and the landscape of whole of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years.
The screenwriter Joshua Safran told The Hollywood Reporter that, “It’s just a new look at this particular society in New York, the idea being that society changes constantly,”
He also went on to explain the premise of the reboot and said, “So how has this world changed, how has social media and its effect changed? All of those things allow us to look at the world 12 years on as opposed to just redoing the story.”
The show is going to have 10 episodes which are about an hour-long each. Well, you can expect a lot of schemes and drama to unfurl in this reboot.
Cast Of Gossip Girl Reboot:
While the original cast had us drooling over them, we can never get over the lasting effect of Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), the scheming beauty of Queen B (Leighton Meester) Blair Waldorf, our lonely boy Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), the iconic bad boy we all love so much Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) and chocolate boy Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford).
Chace Crawford told Digital Spy that he would “absolutely cameo” in a reboot. “I’d have to!” he said.
While Penn Badgley, who now stars in the creepy hit series, ‘You’ on Netflix told Harper’s Bazaar, “I’ve never been necessarily the greatest friend or fan of Dan Humphrey, which now I reconcile in this way that I’m like, you know, I would love to contribute in a meaningful way to it. And I guess it would just depend on a lot of things.” Maybe, he would be MIA in the reboot, but we’re okay with it.
Moving on, we know for sure that Kristen Bell, the original voice of Gossip Girl is coming back to Gossip Girl Reboot and she will be narrating this new version too. “Kristen Bell has always been and will always continue to be the voice of Gossip Girl,” the producers of the show told in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new cast members include Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge), Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and Jason Gotay (Love Life).
Meanwhile, Rookie Mag founder Tavi Gevinson joined the cast, along with Thomas Doherty (High Fidelity), Adam Chanler-Berat (The Code), and Zion Moreno (Control Z). We cannot wait to find out who will be playing Serena and Blair and if they will be good enough to fit their shoes!
New Things That Can Be Expected In Gossip Girl Reboot:
The screenwriter and executive producer Joshua Safran let it slip that the leads are non-white and also that there will be many LGBTQ+ storylines. The reason being, previously, the show did not delve into these issues and also that it lacked a lot of representation. Joshua confirmed at Vulture Festival that, “There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show,” he said. “I was the only gay writer I think the entire time I was there. Even when I went to a private school in New York in the ’90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl.”
“So this time around the leads are nonwhite. There’s 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. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist” he continued.
The Trailer of Gossip Girl Reboot:
The shooting is halted for now and the show will begin shooting soon. Thus, there is no trailer is available right now. Stay tuned for more updates.
Meanwhile, you can catch up with the original show on Netflix, as all the seasons (1 to 6) are available on Netflix.
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