HBO Max has the full trailer for its upcoming Gossip Girl sequel series. The show is set in the same world as the original series, so there is a chance that maybe we’ll see some familiar characters from the original series return in some capacity. It will bring audiences back to the Upper East Side, “finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.”
Kristen Bell returns as the narrator of the series and mysterious blogger who shares all the dirty dark secrets about the wealthy teens in New York’s high society. It was previously teased, “Secrets, secrets are no fun… unless they come from Gossip Girl. She’s back and badder than ever. See you on the steps.”
The new show will explore “just how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed in the intervening years.”
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who developed the original series, have returned to executive produce the sequel series, and the original writer and executive producer of the original series, Joshua Safran, is the showrunner.
The series features a new cast that includes Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith.
Gossip Girl will premiere on HBO Max on July 8, 2021.