First announced back in July 2019, the reboot for fan-favourite CW teen drama Gossip Girl has been a topic of conversation ever since.
Originally based on the novels written by Cecily von Ziegesar, the first series showed us just how dramatic high school could be if there was a mysterious individual spreading rumours far and wide. Now, it looks like we’re going to be getting another dose of the Gossip Girl chaos.
Who’s in the Gossip Girl reboot cast? Are original cast members returning?
A huge portion of the cast for the reboot has already been revealed. Amongst the names unveiled are Whitney Peak, Emily Alyn Lind, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Doherty, Eli Brown, Zión Moreno, Tavi Gevinson, Evan Mock, Savannah Smith, Johnathan Fernandez, Adam Chanler-Berat, Laura Benanti, Jason Gotay, Elizabeth Lail and Donna Murphy.
We also know that original narrator Kristen Bell will be back to voice the drama, bringing another element of intrigue into the cliffhanger-laden world we’ll be embarking back into. Though rumours of other originals being interested in making appearances have circled, nothing has yet been officially confirmed.
What we do know though, is that showrunner Josh Safran (who also served as showrunner on the original series) has promised a jaw-dropping twist that he hopes will still be kept under wraps by the time the series broadcasts. That in of itself could be to do with original cast members.
So, what do we know about the plot? What will happen in the Gossip Girl reboot?
Honestly, there’s not a lot we can reveal when it comes to narrative. Details are being kept top-secret, so that everything is a surprise when the show does make it to air. Whilst we love that, because it means we’ll be left begging for more at the end of every episode, it's also quite frustrating as we would love our appetites to be somewhat whetted!
What we do know is that the platform used by this series’ Gossip Girl won’t just be an online blog, but an entire social media program. This could really elevate the spreading of secret information, as we’ve all seen how quickly sensationalised information can go viral when it hits the internet.
The log line for the reboot delves into this a little more: "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.”
When will the Gossip Girl reboot premiere? Where can I watch it? How many episodes will it be?
Americans know that they'll be able to watch the Gossip Girl reboot for the first time this upcoming July (2021), via HBO Max. Exactly where the series will broadcast outside of the United States however, still remains to be seen, but we’re sure the next month or so will be packed full of information about how we can check it out.
As for episodes, we know that 10 have been ordered by HBO Max, standing at around an hour long each.
With original creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage involved as executive producers, we're expecting a lot more of the addictive drama they wove through the first series.
Safran has also confirmed that the show will be reflective of how society has evolved and progressed in the past decade, taking to Twitter to promise a more respectful outlook on teen New Yorker life.
That’s all we’ve got for now! We will of course keep you updated on any new Gossip Girl reboot details that come our way. Keep those eyes peeled! Xoxo, Female First.
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