Rise and shine, Upper East Siders! Gossip Girl is again, and he or she nonetheless is aware of every little thing. Actor Kristen Bell returned because the elusive, sharp-tongued voice of New York City’s Upper East Side social scene within the first teaser for the upcoming HBO Max collection.
On Friday, HBO Max launched the first-look teaser of its Gossip Girl reboot, which is about to premiere on the streaming service on July 8. While the faces might have modified, the intrigue concerning the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite stays the identical.
The teaser gives the primary peek on the new forged, together with Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith.
The characters try and go about their extremely glamorous lives, however the letters “X” and “O” hold displaying up in surprising methods within the teaser.
And gone are the tights and headbands of yesteryear, the category of 2021 has a complete new vibe. The teaser guarantees to ship Gossip Girl’s traditional sultry shenanigans however all now set within the smartphone period, the place lovely influencers fastidiously police their picture on social media.
With the exception of Kristen’s voice, the teaser doesn’t embrace any acquainted faces from the unique Gossip Girl.
“You’ve gotten so comfortable — thinking you’re in control of your image, your actions, the narrative — that you forgot one thing: I can see you,” Kristen says in that traditional, mischievous tone.
“And before I’m through, I’ll make sure you see you, too,” she continues earlier than a number of overlapping voices converse out her iconic line: “You know you love me.” “Xoxo, gossip girl,” she indicators off because the teaser involves a dramatic and intriguing shut.
Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, who beforehand labored as an government producer and author on the unique collection, the brand new iteration of this teen staple returns the viewers to an up to date Upper East Side of New York.
While plot particulars are scarce, Variety reported that the brand new model of Gossip Girl will happen “nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.”
The collection additionally guarantees to discover how social media “and the landscape of New York itself” has modified in nearly a decade.
The new episodes will proceed to drag inspiration from each the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and The CW collection developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who’re additionally serving as government producers on the reboot, reported Variety.
Gossip Girl is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. The collection is written, government produced and was developed by Joshua Safran of Random Acts.
Executive producers embrace Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer. Karena Evans directs two episodes, and unique costume designer Eric Daman rejoins the collection.
The unique Gossip Girl ran for six seasons between 2007 and 2012, starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick.