Good morning Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here with some big news about the new reboot.
Last year, it was announced that Gossip Girl would be returning to our screens eight years after the original run. The reboot was initially scheduled to debut this year on HBO’s streaming service, HBO Max, with Kristen Bell returning as the show’s omnipresent narrator and joined by new cast members including Tavi Gevinson and Thomas Doherty.
But now, it has been announced that the reboot has been pushed back to at least summer 2021 amid the global production shutdown which has delayed filming. Speaking toVulture, HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly said production on the show hasn’t even started yet, “they were in pre-production and ready to roll”. Reilly offered no information on a new shooting timeline.
The new season of Gossip Girl is set to follow a brand new set of privileged Manhattan teens and explore how social media has changed the landscape of their world in the intervening years since we last visited the steps of the Met. Original creators Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage are all back at the helm – as is the OG costume designer Eric Daman – and have promised this new generation will star a more diverse cast than the original to accurately reflect the world of New York teens.
“This time around the leads are nonwhite,” Safran previously said. “There’s a lot of queer content on this show. It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that.”
As we wait for summer 2021, revisit the world of your Upper East Side favourites with these show defining musical moments or remember all the best of the Gossip Girl memes which brought some joy to lockdown last month. Go piss girl.