Gossip Girl was one of the most popular shows a decade ago. The show that is enjoying a surge in popularity on Netflix is now getting a reboot for the soon-to-be-launched streaming platform, HBO Max.
The original Gossip Girl, based on the book of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, revolved around the antics of a group of teens from posh Manhattan. The hyperprivileged bunch indulge in excesses of every ilk. However, an anonymous blogger called Gossip Girl watches and reports their every move on her blog.
Back then, the series had achieved cult status among young adult viewers.
The reboot is set eight years after the events of the finale season of Gossip Girl. A new set of elite kids from a New York private school are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series will also take into account how social media and New York itself has undergone a sea change.
The reboot has already finalised its first cast member, signing on Emily Alyn Lind (Code Black) to play a character called Audrey. Kristen Bell, who had narrated the original, returns as narrator in the reboot. Gossip Girl, when it first aired from 2007-2012, made stars out of actors such as Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen.
The new version has been written by Joshua Safran who will also produce the show along with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV, and CBS Television Studios.
The 10-episode series will start rolling soon. Stay tuned for further updates.
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