Buckle up, Higher East Siders! Kristen Bell revealed a number of particulars concerning the upcoming HBO Max continuation of Gossip Woman and suffice to say, July 8 can’t come quickly sufficient.
“The brand new present is admittedly cool as a result of it talks all about how social media has modified us, and it’s extra risqué as a result of it’s on HBO Max,” the Frozen star, 40, stated through the Wednesday, June 9, episode of The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. “And there’s a twist on the finish of episode 1 that’s actually totally different. In order that’s enjoyable.”
The Veronica Mars alum will reprise her position because the voice of Gossip Woman, the nameless blogger who torments her teen followers with fixed updates on their lives and whereabouts. Within the authentic sequence, which ran from 2007 to 2012, the particular person behind the weblog was revealed to be — spoiler alert — Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley).
The brand new sequence is ready to select up the place the unique left off, nevertheless it appears unlikely that Lonely Boy will return as G.G. provided that not one of the OG forged is ready to return at this level. Additionally, Dan and firm ought to be of their 30s by now, so there’s no method they will sustain with their Gen Z counterparts, as the brand new present will comply with them via highschool.
After releasing a brief teaser for the sequence in Might, HBO Max launched an extended trailer on Thursday, June 10. The primary teaser solely featured voiceover dialogue by Bell, however the brand new clip consists of dialogue from the characters as nicely.
In a single scene, the crew mocks a brand new pupil Zoya (Whitney Peak) for ready to cross the road till the sunshine adjustments, then invitations her to hang around with them. There’s additionally a trend present, as a result of it’s not Gossip Woman with out a runway stroll.
This time round, Gossip Woman the particular person is “an nameless Instagram account that spies on our college students,” in response to Headmistress Burton (Donna Murphy). “Why does Gossip Woman must get us?” an exasperated Zoya asks at one level. It’s not clear, however fortuitously “as a result of she’s doing analysis for a novel about Manhattan’s elite” is already taken as a purpose.
”It actually is similar world,” govt producer Joshua Safran informed Us Weekly in December 2019. “If these characters had been to speak about Blair Waldorf, they’re going to speak about Blair Waldorf. I form of have a look at it as kind of what Marvel does or the DC Universe. You’re simply taking a look at a unique angle contained in the universe. … It’s nonetheless in the identical location, it’s nonetheless [about] trend, nonetheless about privilege, concerning the 1 %.”
Gossip Woman premieres on HBO Max Thursday, July 8.
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