Hey, Upper East Siders—there’s a new crop of rich and beautiful teens in town, and they’re arguably more intimidating than the Blair Waldorfs and Serena van der Woodsens of the early aughts. Why? They have social media.
If you spent any part of the pandemic re-watching Gossip Girl on Netflix and longing a time before the Instagram influencer era, prepare for a plunge into the future this summer when the Gossip Girl reboot drops on HBO Max. A Warner Bros. spokesperson told Variety the series would be set nine years after the original’s 2012 finale. The reboot will feature a new generation of private-school students forced to navigate the new app-driven rumor mill.
Deadline confirmed in July 2020 that HBO ordered 10 episodes for HBO Max. Here, all the details we know so far about the celebrated series’ return to TV—including the full cast and a sneak peek at them in action.
Is there a trailer?
On June 10, HBO Max released the official trailer for the Gossip Girl reboot, and it revealed some enticing new details about the series. Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids” plays over the trailer, which seems a fitting tribute to the indulgently pretty, privileged world of the original.
In the trailer, we learn that Zoya (Whitney Peak), fills the new-girl shoes of the O.G. Gossip Girl‘s Jenny Humphrey, as she enters the super-elite friend group who have been tight since infancy.This content is imported from YouTube.
When will the reboot drop?
Originally slated to debut in the fall of 2020, the Gossip Girl reboot will now hit screens on July 8, 2021.