If you have found yourself missing the drama that seemed to always follow Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Dan Humphrey, Nate Archibald, and playboy Chuck Bass (or if reading these names just gets you really excited) then you are going to want to listen up to this exciting update about HBO Max’s reeboot of the now iconic, Gossip Girl series.
As we all know by now, Kristen Bell was revealed as the voice of Gossip Girl on the show, so we have all been on the edge of our seat wondering if her voice will be a part of the reeboot, too. Spoiler: it is!
TV Line reported that the actress was spotted (no pun intended) inside a recording booth on the Warner Bros. lot. And guess what? She was recording in her pajamas, which inevitably make us love her even more.
In a statement, the creators of the show Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, are on board to EP the new version alongside former Gossip Girl EP Joshua Safran, who will serve as the showrunner. “Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl,” they shared. We couldn't agree more.
Back in July, it was announced that seven years after the CW drama wrapped, HBO Max has officially ordered 10 hour-long episodes of a reeboot series. However,this new version will introduce a fresh group of gorgeous Manhattan private-schoolers that Gossip Girl herself will be keeping a watchful eye on. As per the streaming service, the reboot “will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.”
Schwartz described Gossip Girl 2.0 as more of a “continuation” as opposed to a “remake,” which we can totally get behind because no one can replace Serena van der Woodsen. He added,“There aren’t, like, new actors playing Serena and Blair.” That said, the door is open for the original stars, which included leading ladies Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, to make an appearance.
“We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening, and we would love for them to be involved if they want to be involved,” Schwartz said. “But [we] certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon their [participation]. They played those characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we wanted to respect that. But obviously, it would be great to see them again.”
As of right now, there's not a premiere date for Gossip Girl 2.0; however, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service launches in the spring of 2020. We can only hope though that there will some cameo's from original cast members to make this even more perfect.
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