The Gossip Girl reboot aims to revolutionize the way we watch one of our favorite guilty pleasure TV shows. The cast on the cover of the HBO Max series the last issue of Cosmopolitan, where they share how the show has evolved from the original series. Tavi Gevinson, who plays Kate Keller in the reboot, says the upcoming series makes the resentment between New York City’s upper class and the working class that much more explicit.
“Part of the fun of watching the old man at the time was, ‘Oh, this is what it’s like to be a very privileged teenager who can act with impunity’ and live vicariously through that, but with this show, class resentment it’s a much more explicit part, which I’m very much in tune with, “Gevinson said.
As well as highlighting that class resentment, the reboot provides the cast with much-needed representation and diversity that better reflects the lives of today’s teens.
“It is very important for a black girl, with curls in her hair, to be able to see someone in a position of power that looks like her. And it is also important for children in the suburbs or children who do not have many black Friends or friends of color just to see ourselves represented in different ways, “explained Savannah Smith, who plays Monet de Haan on the show. “I think this could really change things. They may not be learning these things at home, but they are seeing them at Gossip Girl. How awesome is that? “
While the cast kept many of the show’s secrets close to their chests, they did ensure that one of our favorite guilty pleasure TV shows will be just that, but with a lot more representation.
There are also some other changes. It will take place eight years after the original website went down (and after Penn Badgley’s Dan Humphrey was revealed as Gossip Girl) when a new generation of New York private school teens learn of Gossip Girl’s social surveillance. The series will address how much social media and the New York landscape have changed in the intervening years. The crux of the new Gossip Girl It won’t revolve around the mystery of who the gossip expert actually is, but rather another twist that has yet to be revealed.
On Wednesday, the show’s official Twitter account announced that the reboot is coming to HBO Max this July.
“Good afternoon fans. I don’t need an introduction, but this New York elite does. Nice to introduce your new obsession: coming to @hbomax this July,” the tweet read. “Clean your calendars accordingly.”
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