“Gossip Girl” is back. And if you’re a person of a certain age, this is big news, as HBO Max is reviving the teen soap for a new run with brand-new characters and situations.
In the new “Gossip Girl” reboot, things look very different as the series ditches the last cast and goes for a brand-new group of young people that are soon to be targeted by the title character, a person that has a penchant for spilling the beans on the elite in New York City. As you might expect, secrets will be revealed, alliances will be tested, and tons of fashion will be on display as the rich and powerful teens are pushed by this unforeseen, gossipy force.
The “Gossip Girl” reboot features an all-new cast that includes Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith. The new version is developed and showrun by Joshua Safran, who worked as a writer and producer on the original run of the series. More recently, he worked on the ABC series, “Quantico.” And yes, for those OG ‘GG’ fans, series creators and original showrunners, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, are involved with the new version as well, serving as executive producers.
“Gossip Girl” arrives on HBO Max on July 8. You can watch the teaser below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark. The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, which ran from 2007-2012 on The CW.