Hey, Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl’s back.
It was announced on Wednesday that the guilty pleasure series is getting a reboot. Surprisingly, this didn’t start out as a rumor or as something “in the works.” It just happened pretty miraculously.
The show has a 10-episode order so far and will be on HBO Max. Not a bad place for a salacious series.
The reboot will take on a group of new elite teenagers who do pretty much what they always do- look super hot but do terrible things to each other while living the disgustingly superficial life of New York City. Sounds exciting, but will it be worth it?
There will be a lot of comparing to the original so fans of the series are going to want it to truly live up to its potential. It won’t be easy to find the ideal Serena or Dan type of characters.
But it may not be a bad idea to find someone with a gorgeous yet evil look for Blair. Leighton Meester may have had queen bee energy, but someone else could reign with true terror this time around. If these kids are going to do bad things, then they might as well go all out.
It probably won’t be the exact characters, but the new ones will take the spots that the originals came from. So it wouldn’t be a bad idea to switch some things up. After all, the mysterious blogger was all about drama.
It shouldn’t be drama this time. It needs nastiness, vengeance and horrible, horrible things. Then perhaps this reboot will do its time.