It's official! Gossip Girl, the hit TV show that took Y2K by storm, is coming back—but it won't look the way we remember it. Expect the reboot to feature an entirely new cast for "a new generation of New York private school teens."
In the current entertainment epoch of countless moneymaking reboots, it may come as no surprise that Gossip Girl is getting a makeover that fits our very online age of Instagram Live, subtweets, and influencers. Still, not everyone is happy with the upcoming modifications, which will roll out on the upcoming streaming service HBO Max. Although we don't yet know when the reboot will officially be released, you don't have to wait to see fans process the news.
Some people feel very strongly about replacing the original cast.
the gossip girl reboot is going to be wealthy high schoolers living in gentrified brooklyn wearing their supreme and kith hoodies with balenciaga chunky sneakers and louis vuitton airpods.........blair waldorf is iconic & irreplaceable so why try https://t.co/whAsxoFr2U— trish (@ULTRAGLOSS) 17 July 2019
Others are willing to give an updated Gossip Girl a shot.
And others are still holding out for possible cameos from the original cast.
don't revive gossip girl if we don't get to see leighton meester as blair waldorf because whats the point— (@saintvenchy) 17 July 2019
While it's too soon to tell who will be cast in HBO Max's new Gossip Girl, we do know that some former cast members are already eager to make an appearance in the series. According to an interview with Digital Spy, Chace Crawford, who played Nate Archibald in the original, recently speculated that a Gossip Girl revival featuring the original characters "would be very tough," given everybody's busy schedules, but he still sees a future in a "reboot [that] might come in the form of new characters. I would absolutely cameo. I'd have to!"
From Harper's Bazaar U.S