CW’s ‘Gossip Girl’ officially returns in a reboot for HBO Max

After eight years, the famous teen drama Gossip Girl is officially coming back for a reboot on HBO Max.

The hit CW drama Gossip Girl had gathered a huge fanbase during its run time from September 2007 to December 2012. Within the show’s six seasons, critics and fans alike have fallen in love to the series’ Upper East Side cast.

After almost a decade, the beloved teen drama will come back for a new generation of viewers.

Gossip Girl 2.0: What’s it about

HBO Max recently announced that a reboot of the hit 2000s show Gossip Girl will launch on the streaming platform. Reportedly, the new version of the show will comprise of 10-hour long episodes.

The reboot’s showrunner Joshua Safran stated that Gossip Girl 2.0 is not a continuation or a sequel of the original series. Instead, it will just look at things in a different angle. The synopsis of the upcoming instalment reads,

“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.”

Who are the cast

Original cast member Kristen Bell will return to narrate the forthcoming series. Bell mentioned that it was an easy “yes” for her when she was offered the role. She further stated,

“Gossip Girl’s’ always been such a fun show. I had a great time doing it the first time around. It’s the same creators, Josh and Stephanie, who I adore.”

The reboot will also star Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay. However, details regarding the stars’ roles are not yet revealed.

In addition to that, there is also a chance that previous members might make an appearance in the upcoming installment. Executive producer Josh Schwartz said,

 “We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening and we’d love for them to be involved if they want to be involved. It would be great to see them again.”

Release date and trailer

As filming on movies and TV shows everywhere grounds to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, production on the Gossip Girl reboot has also been paused. Moreover, the show is slated to air on HBO Max, a new streaming service that launches on May 27, 2020.

With this at hand, fans can expect that the premiere for the reboot will arrive months after HBO Max’s launch. As of press time, the streaming platform has not also released a trailer or even a teaser for the upcoming installment.

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