Gossip Girl creator says reboot will be "very, very queer" as first look photos go viral

11 November 2020, 12:55

By Sam Prance

Gossip Girl is back and the cast is more diverse than ever before. Expect gay and trans characters.

Greetings Upper East Siders, filming has started on the Gossip Girl reboot and the first look photos are breaking the internet.

Ever since HBO Max announced that they would be bringing back Gossip Girl, fans have been excited to see how the show will compare to its predecessor. The official description of the upcoming series reads: "Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl."

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Now, fans can get a glimpse of the new cast in action and the creator has promised that the show will be "very, very queer".

Gossip Girl creator says reboot will be "very, very queer" as first look photos go viral
Gossip Girl creator says reboot will be "very, very queer" as first look photos go viral. Picture: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images, The CW

Yes. Yesterday, the new Gossip Girl cast were spotted filming the series on the steps of the Met and the photos have already taken over social media. Fans are living for how good Evan Mock, Eli Brown, Zión Moreno, Jordan Alexander, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Savannah Smith, Thomas Doherty and Whitney Peak all look in their Constance and St. Judes school uniforms.

Gossip Girl reboot cast first look: "It will be very, very queer"
Gossip Girl reboot cast first look: "It will be very, very queer". Picture: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
Gossip Girl reboot cast first look: "It will be very, very queer"
Gossip Girl reboot cast first look: "It will be very, very queer". Picture: Gotham/GC Images, Gotham/GC Images
Gossip Girl reboot cast first look: "It will be very, very queer"
Gossip Girl reboot cast first look: "It will be very, very queer". Picture: RCF/MEGA/GC Images

If that weren't exciting enough, Gossip Girl showrunner Joshua Safran has tweeted that the new series is "very, very queer". When a fan tweeted: "how much homoeroticism can i expect from it?", Josh responded: "Well, considering we have many queer characters, a lot?" He also said that he's most proud of "the majority of characters being diverse and/or queer."

Zión Moreno, one of the lead actresses, is trans and has already played an openly trans character in Control Z on Netflix.

As for the storylines, Joshua says that they are "completely new." He continued: "I would never want to step on what we've already done, nor do I want to cheapen the new characters relationships by making them seem like echoes!"

He also tweeted: "I really wanted this to feel like an extension and in no way a reboot. So it's an evolution of the story, not a retread. That said, there are echoes. Constance and St. Judes are still Constance and St. Judes, after all."

That doesn't mean that original characters won't return though. When asked if there will be "guest stars/performers", Joshua teased: "We hope so!"

The new Gossip Girl is set to debut in HBO Max in 2021 with Kristen Bell reprising her role as the narrator! We can't wait.

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