HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Is Set to Begin Filming in October
Get ready Upper East Siders, because the Gossip Girl reboot is close to starting production.
In case you haven’t the news, Gossip Girl is getting a reboot from HBO Max. Variety has confirmed that production will start in New York this October.
The series will be 10-episodes and is set eight years after Gossip Girl’s series finale. According to Variety, “the show will explore how social media has transformed the social scene of New York’s elites. It will follow a new generation of private school teens who are introduced to the Gossip Girl website.”
you’re telling if i didn’t check kristen bell’s wiki – i probably wouldn’t have known that a gossip girl reboot is coming with a diverse cast.
also kristen bell will still be the narrator & it’s in the same universe so we’ll have name droppings. i’m in to know how nate’s doin.
— San | 20 🌿✨ (@slippedaffairs) September 6, 2020
Gossip Girl aired on the CW from 2007 to 2012 with a total of six seasons. The series was a hit and launched the names of many well-known actors such as Blake Lively (A Simple Favor), Leighton Meester (Single Parents), Penn Badgley (YOU), Ed Westwick (Wicked City), Chace Crawford (The Boys), and more.
Gossip Girl’s original creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will return as executive producers for the reboot. Leslie Morgenstein and creator, showrunner Joshua Safran will return as well.
“Well, we talk about what happened to Dan [Humphrey], so I might have to text Penn and see if he’s really available,” Safran said to ET, after learning that Badgley was interested in revisiting Dan’s post-Gossip Girl life. “Penn also works constantly, but we’ll see if we can rope him in there. That would be great. I would love for everyone to come back if they wanted to. The universe still exists. The characters talk about Serena, Blair, Chuck, Dan.”
You’re going to have to watch to find out!
— Joshua Safran (@Anthologist) September 6, 2020
“They are a part of the world,” Safran added. “The characters talk about them and that they do exist. So, yeah, I would love to have them come back. The show jumped five years in the future when it ended and we are past that five years now, so it’s whole new things that they could be doing.”
Could we possibly see some familiar faces visiting the Upper East Side? “You know what’s funny? It’s Gossip Girl and it carries with it a very large following, so I actually think the dream cameos I have I hope will actually be on the show, so I don’t want to say it. But I’ve already talked to a few people and they’re very excited to be on the show,” Safran said.
I really wanted this to feel like an extension and in no way a reboot. So it’s an evolution of the story, not a retread. That said, there are echoes. Constance and St. Judes are still Constance and St. Judes, after all.
— Joshua Safran (@Anthologist) September 7, 2020
Even though this reboot will have all the same elements we loved from the original series, we will be getting a new cast.
The new cast will include Jordan Alexander (Unbury the Biscuit), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Adam Chanler-Berat (Delivery Man), Thomas Doherty (Descendants 2 and 3), Jonathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), Tavi Gevinson (Enough Said), Jason Gotay (Peter Pan Live!), Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge), Zión Moreno (K-12), and Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). Kristen Bell (The Good Place) will resume her role as the narrator of the series.
We are so excited for this reboot to air and to hear about what our favorite Upper East Siders have been up to these past eight years. With a new cast and all this new technology, the possibilities for the new series are endless.