The Gossip Girl reboot is right around the corner (Picture: Gotham/GC Images/Empire Images)
Soon we will know more about the characters who will be replacing the likes of Dan Humphrey, Blair Waldorf, and Serena van der Woodsen as our new obsessions.
The series will pick off eight years after we found out that (spoiler alert) Dan was the iconic blogger Gossip Girl.
This time though, we will be introduced to an even more tech-savvy gang of privileged Constance Billard and St Jude’s students.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the new show.
What is the Gossip Girl reboot about?
The synopsis for the Gossip Girl reboot 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.’
We are so ready for the reboot (Picture: HBO Max)
Who is in the new Gossip Girl cast?
The cast is packed to the brim with exciting new talent who are ready to show off their acting chops.
Whitney Peak, known for her parts in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game and Apple TV’s Home Before Dark, will play Zoya Lott.
Emily Alyn Lind will portray Audrey Hope, who could be compared to the original show’s Blair Waldorf, as she’s a wealthy student with a designer mother.
Fans think Savannah Smith’s character Monet de Haan could be the new Serena thanks to her It-girl energy.
Eli Brown’s character Otto ‘Obie’ Bergmann IV has been described as a bit of a do-gooder who ‘comes from a very wealthy family and he’s a humanitarian.’
Whitney Peak as Zoya Lott (Picture: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey Hope (Picture: James Devaney/GC Images)
Zión Moreno was cast as stylist and seamstress Luna La, Jordan Alexander will portray Julien Calloway and Thomas Doherty will play Maximus ‘Max’ Wolfe.
Blogger turned actress Tavi Gevinson will be playing Kate Keller and Evan Mock will play Akeno ‘Aki’ Menzies.
Are any of the original Gossip Girl cast back?
While the show’s producers have shown interest in seeing original cast members make an appearance on the show, none have been confirmed.
Original executive producer Joshua Safran told Entertainment Weekly that they will see how the first season of the show goes before inviting former cast members back.
‘There isn’t enough screen-time… If Blair showed up for two scenes, you’d say, “I want more Blair.” The decision was: Let’s get season one under our belt, and should we get season two, we’ll have the chance to bring in cameos that are more than glorified cameos but actually give them storylines,’ he said.
So far none of the original Gossip Girl cast won’t be making appearances (Picture: The CW Network)
However, don’t feel too sad just yet, as Gossip Girl’s distinctive voice as the omniscient narrator will be returning.
Kristen Bell has reprised her role which means the show will feel a little bit closer to the original.
What is the release date?
The new Gossip Girl series will air weekly, starting in the US on HBO Max on July 8.
US viewers will also be able to watch the CW’s reboot the day after its streaming debut. The premiere will air 8pm on Friday, July 9.
Soon we will see what scandals these new students get up to (Picture: Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Where to watch the Gossip Girl reboot in the UK?
Thankfully for UK fans, the highly-anticipated series will eventually be available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels, shared the news in a statement.
‘The BBC has a rich track record of acquiring some of the best content from around the world to complement our original commissions and we are delighted to be reacquainting existing fans and introducing new viewers to the iconic world of Gossip Girl on BBC iPlayer,’ he said.
‘The original series defined an era and we cannot wait for everyone to see the new series with its exciting new generation.’
Gossip Girl series airs in the US on HBO Max on July 8. It will be available on BBC iPlayer later this year.
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