HBO Max has released the first Gossip Girl reboot teaser and posters of the main cast of characters. The show is set to premiere on Thursday, July 8. Based on the hit The CW show of the same name, the reboot “explores just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.”
Check out the Gossip Girl reboot first look teaser below and the character posters at the bottom of the post:
Whitney Peak will be playing the role of Zoya Lott, who is being likened to Penn Badgley’s Dan Humphrey as the show’s relatable-ish tour guide through the glamourous world of the Constance Billard and St. Jude students. Jordan Alexander portrays teen influencer Julien Calloway, who’s the best friend to Emily Alyn Lind’s Audrey Hope. Audrey is a posh student at Constance whose mother is an athleisure designer and has been in a long-term relationship with Evan Mock’s Aki Menzies.
Meanwhile, Thomas Doherty and Eli Brown are playing the respective roles of Max Wolfe and Obie Bergman IV, who are described as the life of the party. Joining them are Zión Moreno’s Luna La, Savannah Smith’s Monet de Haan, and Tavi Gevinson’s mystery character Kate Keller.
Based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar, the 10-episode sequel series will be set eight years after Dan Humphrey shuts down the titular website. The Gossip Girl reboot will now introduce a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.
Like the original series, the new iteration of Gossip Girl is also written by Joshua Safran, with Kristen Bell returning to once again narrate the series and reprise her role as the voice of Gossip Girl. The reboot will be executive produced by Safran with Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who both created and ran the original series, alongside Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce with Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment producing in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television.