It's time to brush off your headbands and get ready to go back to the Upper East Side. That's right, our favorite spoiled rich kids are returning. Well, kind of. Gossip Girl is getting a reboot, but the focus will be on an entirely new crop of kids. So, a new generation of kids will learn about what "xoxo, Gossip Girl" means.
The show will premiere with a 10 episode order on HBO Max, a new streaming service by WarnerMedia. Much of the original production team will be back for the reboot, which is reassuring. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who are the creators of the original, will serve as executive producers. And one of the original executive producers, Joshua Safran, is back in that role. He is also going to be writing some of the reboot.
While there isn't a ton of information out there yet, E! News reports it will pick up eight years after the original ends. And it will feature an entirely new crop of students. So we will see into the new world of Manhattan's elite prep school kids. And probably, maybe, hopefully a new Gossip Girl inheriting the old site. With so much changing in the landscape of culture and social media, this reboot will be interesting.
Apparently, this new Gossip Girl will "address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years." It will be interesting to see how the show incorporates social media that didn't exist previously. How will everyone have access to Gossip Girl? We wonder.
But because this new version of the series focuses on new students, will any originals come back? As of right now, there's no word if any of the original actors, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick, will return.
When asked about the possibility of a return by E! News, Meester said this. "No one's eveR talked to me about it except for in interviews and I always say the same: I never say never, so I don't know."
It would certainly be nice to catch up with the old gang. Are Serena and Dan still married? And Blair and Chuck? Even if they're not seen, it would be nice to find out. No word if Kristen Bell will reprise her role as the voice of GG either.
Currently, HBO Max is set to roll out in the spring of 2020.