The new ‘Gossip Girl’ trailer is out, and fans already know which new characters will be a perfect match for the old ones.
HBO Max revealed Gossip Girl would be rebooted about a decade after the original series’ ending aired. Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick and aired from 2007 to 2012. Now, the program has a fresh new ensemble, with Gossip Girl (Kristen Bell) putting their image in jeopardy at any moment.
With executive producer Joshua Safran and co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage at the helm, the rebooted version acts as a sequel to the original.
Gossip Girl 2.0 is set in the same environment as the original series, in Manhattan. Except this time, it won’t be a blog that Gossip Girl uses. Instead, the master manipulator will use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stir up rumors in New York.
Constance Billard and St. Jude’s, the Upper East Side prep schools attended by the show’s original characters, will be the new characters’ schools.
The new series will not be a direct sequel to the first, but it will have references and focus on comparable topics.
It is currently uncertain whether any of the original cast members will reprise their roles in the new series.
Regardless, their presence will be felt, since some of the new characters bear an uncanny similarity to the show’s most famous characters.
Who are the new Gossip Girl characters? Calloway, Julien
Julien Calloway (Sacred Lies star Jordan Alexander) shows a remarkable resemblance to Serena van der Woodsen in the trailer (played by Blake Lively).
Julien is described as a teen influencer and several behind-the-scenes photos and videos have shown Julien out partying.
Gossip Girl fans will recall in the first series, Serena was Manhattan’s “it girl” and the original influencer.
Audrey Hope (played by Doctor Sleep’s Emily Alyn Lind) appears to be the Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) of the new series.
Her mother is an athleisure designer and in the original series, Blair’s mother was a famous fashion designer.
Audrey also appears to be close friends with the Serena of the group, Julien.
OG Gossip Girl fans will know Blair and Serena were best friends and later frenemies but fans will have to. This is a brief summary.