A pyjama-clad Kristen Bell inside a recording booth on the Warner Bros. what does this mean? It is reported that the TV all-star (Veronica Mars, The Good Place) has confirmed on to reprise her role as Gossip Girl‘s omniscient narrator in HBO Max’s forthcoming reboot. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the original series’ creators, are on board to EP the new version alongside former Gossip Girl EP Joshua Safran who will serve as showrunner.
The trio has said: Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl. Bell’s official return begins fourth months after HBO Max placed a 10-episode order for a new repetition of the former CW hit that will include a fresh crop of gorgeous Manhattan private-schoolers to Gossip Girl’s all-seeing eye. The reboot will address just how much social media and the landscape of New York itself has changed in the intervening years.
Schwartz lately described Gossip Girl 2.0 as more of a continuation as opposed to a remake adding: There aren’t, like, new actors playing Serena and Blair. The door is wide open for the original stars that included leading ladies Blake Lively and Leighton Meester to make an appearance.
As Schwartz said: … we would love for them to be involved if they want… . … certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon their … . They played those characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that… it would be great to see them again.
It is set to launch on HBO Max in May 2020. Gossip Girl was shown to be Dan Humphrey in the series finale ”New York, I Love You XOXO” in December 2012 after six seasons of anonymity. The announcement was made in July this year that HBO’s streaming service would air a reboot of the 2007 CW series.