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Fans React to new ‘Gossip Girl’ Trailer

Get ready ‘Upper East Siders!’ The trailer for HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot is finally here!

The streaming service took to YouTube early Thursday, June 10 to share the full trailer for the upcoming series.

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The two-minute trailer shows a group of New York City high school students welcoming the ‘new girl’ into their social circle. The new series seems very similar to the original, with the addition of heavy social media use to match our modern society.

Viewers can expect to be taken through the intense ups and downs of being a teen at one of the most elite schools in Manhattan. With the original Gossip Girl being so iconic and loved by millennials and members of Gen Z alike, this reboot has a lot to live up to!

What we know about the Gossip Girl reboot

Gossip Girl will begin streaming on HBO Max starting July 8. The only actor confirmed to reprise their character is Kristen Bell, who voices Gossip Girl and narrates the show. Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Jordan Alexander, and Thomas Doherty will also star in the series.

When talking to Jimmy Fallon about the reboot Wednesday night, Kristen Bell said, “The new show is really cool cause it talks all about how social media has changed us and it’s more risqué cause it’s on HBO Max. There’s a twist at the end of episode one that’s really different.”

When the news first broke about the reboot in 2019, Deadline reported that there would be 10 episodes, each an hour long. Original Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Joshua Safran, and Leslie Morgenstein are all credited on the project.

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In an interview with Entertainment TonightJoshua Safran said the new series is “not a continuation or a sequel. It truly just is looking at a different angle.” He also said that the original characters are mentioned often in the series.

HBO Max’s description of the show reads: “Nine years ago, the original Gossip Girl website shut down. But after a new generation of New York’s young elite takes control of private school Constance Billard, the notorious blogger remerges as the number one source into their scandalous lives.”

Fan reactions to Gossip Girl trailer

Fans quickly swarmed to social media to share their excitement over the new Gossip Girl trailer.

One Twitter user said they look forward to watching the chaos that’s bound to occur in the reboot.

This fan said that Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids” was the perfect accompaniment to the trailer and that the memories the trailer brings up has them in their feels.

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Harry pointed out how far Gossip Girl is with its LGBTQ+ representation.

One Twitter user used a meme to show that despite their age difference, they’ll be enjoying the new Gossip Girl just as much as the original.

This fan said that the trailer has her anxiously waiting for July 8 to arrive.

We also can’t wait to see all of the drama unfold in the Gossip Girl reboot this summer! Until then, we’ll be preparing ourselves by binging all six seasons of the original series of Gossip Girl on HBO Max.

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