Back in July earlier this year, we were blessed with the news that Gossip Girl, the impossibly fabulous TV show, was officially getting the reboot it deserved. And soon after Kristen Bell said she wanted to reprise her iconic role as the voice of Gossip Girl, it was revealed that the actress and orignal cast member was indeed coming back to narrate the forthcoming series.
The reboot is set to launch on the upcoming streaming service HBO Max with a total of ten episodes, each an hour long. The new series will follow a brand new generation of New York City's most elite prep-school teens - and we couldn't be more excited.
Here's everything we know about the official Gossip Girl reboot so far.
What's The Plot?
While a full disclosure of all the plot details hasn't yet been released, we do at least have an official summary of the forthcoming series:
"Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years."
Original executive producer Joshua Safran will be returning to work on the new project, alongside the series' original creators, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Safran told The Hollywood Reporter that, "It's just a new look at this particular society in New York, the idea being that society changes constantly... as opposed to just redoing the story."
When Is It Being Released?
While the exact release date of the new series is still unknown, WarnerMedia have announced that the streaming service, HBO Max, under which the show will air, is expected to launch sometime in May 2020. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new streaming platform is set to include over 10,000 hours worth of brand new content, which we sincerely hope will include Gossip Girl 2.0.
Will The Original Cast Be Involved?
Producers of the reboot issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, noting that, "Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl." So apart from Kristen Bell, who we now know for a fact will be returning as the iconic narrator of the show, it's still unclear as to whether any other original cast members will be involved.
However, that's not to say that the possibility isn't there. Chase Crawford, who played the mysterious Nate Archibald on the show, told Digital Spy that he would "absolutely cameo" if a reboot featured new characters, even going as far to exclaim, "I'd have to!"
Never say never...
Will It Link Back To The Original Series?
According to reports by Us Weekly, Josh Schwartz has said that the new series will be set in the "same world" as the original, and the production team will release "details of what exactly is going to be the same and tie us to the original show," as filming progresses.
All in all, full details surrounding the reboot still seem to be kept pretty low key. But what we do know so far already has us pretty excited - and you best believe we'll be waiting with baited breath until Gossip Girl is ready to grace our screens once more.