Gossip Girl is getting a reboot set in 2020 with a whole new cast – The Sun
18th July 2019

GOSSIP Girl is heading back to TV screens- but there's a twist.

The hit teen series, which originally aired from 2007-2012, is getting a modern-day revival featuring a brand new cast and characters.

New streaming service HBO Max, which launches stateside early next year, has ordered 10 episodes of the new-look series.

The revamped show will focus on a new bunch of bratty private school rich kids whose lives will be chronicled by the mysterious blogger known as Gossip Girl.

The original series spawned such catchphrases as "you know you love me" and "xoxo", based on the elusive Gossip Girl's sign-offs.

The show's official premise reads: "Eight years after the original website went dark, 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."

The original show, which aired on the CW network in the US, helped launch the careers of stars Blake Lively Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick.

While the cast for the new series has not yet been announced, the production team behind the first incarnation will be returning.

Showrunner Joshua Safran will write and executive produce the new season, while series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are back on board as executive producers.

There is no word yet on which UK broadcaster will pick up the new Gossip Girl series, but the original ran on ITV2.

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