She’s back, and badder than ever! HBO Max’s television reboot of Gossip Girl released its first teaser trailer on Friday, May 28.
The one-minute teaser reveals the show’s characters at a glamorous party, sharing secrets, mysterious stares, and intimate embraces, eventually receiving the iconic beep of Gossip Girl’s “xoxo” text. Narrating over the trailer is Kristen Bell, who is returning as the voice of the original Gossip Girl on The CW series from 2007 to 2012.
“Secrets, secrets are no fun…unless they come from Gossip Girl. She’s back and badder than ever. See you on the steps,” the trailer’s description wrote.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot will be an “extension of the pop culture classic [that] takes us back to the Upper East Side.” A new generation of private school teenagers from New York will now be the new victims of the secret blogger’s social surveillance skills, nine years after her website shut down. Gossip Girl explores just “how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed in the intervening years.”
The spin-off series will be based on the original CW series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (who will be executive producing for the reboot). It will also still take inspiration from the young adult novel series by Cecily von Ziegesar. Original Gossip Girl writer and executive producer Joshua Safran will be returning as the reboot’s showrunner.
The Gossip Girl reboot’s cast includes Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith.
The series, which is slated for a July 8 release on HBO Max, will reportedly have 10 episodes. The reboot was first announced in July 2019.
Gossip Girl grew to pop culture fame as an iconic teen series about rich socialite teens from the Upper East Side living among scandals, lies, deceit, and messy relationships, under the eye of an unidentified texter with a hold of secrets against them.
The show gave celebrities Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Chase Crawford (Nate Archibald), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass), and Penn Badgley (Dan Humphrey) their big TV break.
It premiered in 2007 and ran until 2012 for six seasons. – Rappler.com