It’s fair to say many of us have had a mild obsession with Gossip Girl when it first aired back in 2007. Gossip Girl was our guilty pleasure with never-ending drama, surprises and cliff-hangers it was hard not to become addicted. For those of you who haven’t watched Gossip Girl (what are you doing with your life?), beware for a few spoilers ahead.
After 5 blissful years of Gossip Girl, it all came to a head in the final episode when we saw two of our favourite couples marry, and the very surprising identity of Gossip Girl revealed (let’s be honest, we still aren’t too sure on that one). Ever since that last episode, we can’t help thinking that our TV screens have lacked a bit of sparkle, drama and oh-so-gorgeous wardrobes. But not to worry, Gossip Girl is officially having a reboot and we couldn’t be more excited!
So here’s everything we know about the reboot so far…
When is the new Gossip Girl coming out?
No official release date has yet been announced, but the reboot will be made up of 10 episodes, which will be aired at some point in 2020, in the US.
Where can we watch it?
The Gossip Girl reboot will be aired on HBO Max in the US. This is a new streaming service, which will be launched in 2020 to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. However there is no news as to whether this streaming service will be available in the UK, so unfortunately, we will just have to wait and see.
Knowing our luck, it won’t be available in the UK. If that is the case, we will have to wait for a network to pick up the series. Gossip Girl aired in the UK on ITV 2, but has episodes on Netflix also, so these two networks are the likely candidates to pick up the series.
Will we see any of the old cast return?
Perhaps the most important question of all, and one of course we are all dying to know the answer to.
Sadly it seems that our favourite cast members will not be returning to our screens in the reboot of Gossip Girl. Although if you need your fix of Penn Badgley who played Dan Humphrey in the original Gossip Girl you can catch him in You which is returning for a second series on Netflix soon. Chase Crawford who plays golden boy Nate Archibald is also returning to our screens in a new series airing on Amazon Prime called The Boys, which will show Nate in a different light to the heartthrob we are used to. And how could we forget everyone’s favourite bad boy Chuck Bass played by Ed Westwick, Ed is currently playing another love to hate character in White Gold which released a second series earlier this year – which you can catch up on via Netflix.
With none of our favourite actors and actresses returning for the reboot, we will see a whole new cast of Upper Eastsiders which can only mean one thing: DRAMA! Perhaps the bonus of a whole new cast means none of our favourite iconic roles can be ruined because let’s be honest no one can ever fill the boots of Blair Waldorf.
With little revealed about the reboot, it is reported that the series will follow a new batch of New York teens and showcase how social media has an impact on teens lives even more than in 2007 and we cannot wait for the glitz and glamour to return to screens.