Buckle up, Higher East Siders! Kristen Bell revealed a number of particulars in regards to the upcoming HBO Max continuation of Gossip Woman and suffice to say, July 8 can’t come quickly sufficient.
“The brand new present is de facto 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, mentioned in the course of 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 completely 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 collection, which ran from 2007 to 2012, the person behind the blog was revealed to be — spoiler alert — Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley).
The brand new collection is ready to choose up the place the unique left off, however it seems unlikely that Lonely Boy will return as G.G. on condition 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 manner they will sustain with their Gen Z counterparts, as the brand new present will comply with them by way of highschool.
After releasing a short teaser for the series 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 contains dialogue from the characters as properly.
In a single scene, the crew mocks a brand new scholar 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 style present, as a result of it’s not Gossip Woman with no runway stroll.
This time round, Gossip Woman the particular person is “an nameless Instagram account that spies on our college students,” based on Headmistress Burton (Donna Murphy). “Why does Gossip Woman should 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 identical world,” government producer Joshua Safran told Us Weekly in December 2019. “If these characters had been to speak about Blair Waldorf, they’re going to talk about Blair Waldorf. I sort of have a look at it as form of what Marvel does or the DC Universe. You’re simply a distinct angle contained in the universe. … It’s nonetheless in the identical location, it’s nonetheless [about] style, nonetheless about privilege, in regards to the 1 p.c.”
Gossip Woman premieres on HBO Max Thursday, July 8.