Gossip Girl Reboot Is Officially Dropping In July
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The new series will have 10 episodes which will see a brand-new crop of privileged teens navigate the New York social scene under the watchful eye of the eponymous blogger.
Check out the very first look below:
A post on the Gossip Girl Twitter and Instagram accounts features a slideshow of pictures and BTS footage of the cast members on set. "Good afternoon, followers," the tweet reads. "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."
Consider our calendars marked!
Since the original show ended in 2012, dozens of social media apps have become the norm. Never the one to miss out on where the all the buzz is, Gossip Girl also has an official TikTok account - how very Gen-Z of her.
According to the reboot's official description, viewers will see how much social media and New York has changed through the eyes of private-schoolers.
One of the new cast members, Evan Mock, who will play Akeno Menzies, described the reboot as "blunt" and "woke" in an interview with Vanity Fair. He said: "Blair was a white girl boss who had these little minions, and they're people of colour, Asian."
Evan also admitted that he hadn't seen the original show until the first two episodes of the reboot were shot.
Other new cast members includes Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey Hope, Thomas Doherty as Max Wolfe, Tavi Gevinson as Kate Keller, Eli Brown as Obie Bergmann IV, Whitney Peak as Zoya Lott, Jordan Alexander as Julien Calloway, Zión Morena as Luna La, Savannah Smith as Monet de Haan among many others.
The show will be set in the same continuity as the original which starred Blake lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen.
There will be one familiar face - or shall we say voice - with Kristen Bell returning as narrator. The creators behind the original series, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, will be back as executive producers.
Bring on July!