A new generation of teenagers is taking New York City by storm, and it's going to be hot.
After years of speculation, we finally get a first look at the reboot of Gossip Girl before it is released on HBO this summer. In the trailer, we're introduced to a new generation of elite private school students who's about to see what Gossip Girl's capable of and what she'll do next.
Fans of the original series will be happy to know that Kristen Bell returns to be the voice of Gossip Girl and her voice is heard throughout the trailer. Based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar, the 10-part sequel takes place eight years after Dan Humphreys closed the cover.
One of the biggest differences between the original and the reboot is that the notorious blogger has an Instagram account instead of a website. The next big difference is that the cast is more diverse and stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith. Creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are executive producers on the reboot, while writer-director Joshua Safran wrote the script.
We know so far from the trailer that drama comes to a high-ranking group of friends when they decide to invite the newcomer Whitney Peaks (Zoya Lott) into their circle. It doesn't take long for things to spiral out of control, and Gossip Girl reappears to make sure their fellow students at Constance Ballard know it all.
With the boom in social media, there are so many ways for the drama to rise, unlike it did in the original series, and I'm excited to watch. The series debuts on July 8 on HBO Max.