HBO Max has already made my dreams come true with the soon to be beloved “Friends” reunion. Now they’re bringing back my “Gossip Girl”! How I’ve longed for a new nighttime soap opera.
Like everything it’s been delayed from shooting due to Covid, but looks like production is ready to start!
Showrunner Joshua Safran revealed the show is going to be ‘very, very queer’ and will be different from the original series with the ‘majority’ of the characters ‘diverse and/or queer’.
It will be set eight years after the events of the original series, after the original Gossip Girl website ‘went dark.’
The reboot will follow a new generation of teens who are introduced to, ‘the social surveillance of Gossip Girl,’ while also addressing how much social media and New York City itself have changed since the original show.
The reboot has cast Emily Alyn Lind as the main character Audrey, with Kristen Bell returning to narrate as Gossip Girl.
The cast also includes Eli Brown, Adam Chanler-Berat, Thomas Doherty, Jonathan Fernandez, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Gotay, Zion Moreno and Whitney Peak.
Aside from Kristen Bell returning as the narrator, there is no indication yet that any of the original stars are returning, though Ed Westwick recently said he thinks it’s unlikely he’ll be back.