Good morning, Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl’s officially back.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the much-anticipated Gossip Girl reboot would be delayed until summer 2021 due to coronavirus. Now, Warner Bros has confirmed that the show will begin shooting in New York next month, according to Variety.
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.
Taking place at the Constance Billard School for Girls eight years after the original Gossip Girl site goes dark, the reboot promises a more diverse cast and “a lot of queer content”.
The reboot was initially scheduled to debut this year on HBO’s streaming service, HBO Max, with Kristen Bell returning as the show’s narrator and joined by new cast members including Tavi Gevinson and Thomas Doherty.
Original creators Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage are on board, as well as the show’s OG costume designer Eric Daman.
While summer 2021 still seems a long way away, revisit the world of your Upper East Side favourites with these show defining musical moments.