Gossip Girl here, and I have some interesting news you’ve been patiently waiting on for the past couple of months. After an eight-year break from the world of Waldorf and Van Der Woodsen, we have a new batch of Upper East Siders headed to the television. Kristen Bell will reprise her role as narrator of the series.

On March 2, HBO Max announced five new cast members for the upcoming reboot that includes Emily Alyn Lind, Eli Brown, Whitney Peak, Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay. The reboot is said to be a continuation of the original Gossip Girl series inspired by the books from Cecily von Ziegesar, which consists of totally new characters.

 

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Here for the new class of Manhattan’s elite.

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So we won’t be seeing the new cast playing the roles of Serena Van Der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Nate Archibald, and Dan Humphrey. But it also opens up the opportunity for original stars like Blake Lively and Leighton Meester to possibly reprise their old roles in some odd way.

Take a look at the new cast below.

EMILY LIND

 

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WHITNEY PEAK

 

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JASON GOTAY

 

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ELI BROWN

JOHNATHAN FERNANDEZ

 

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After the initial announcement of the casting news, reboot showrunner/executive producer Joshua Safran welcomed them with a tweet, saying “Hello to all these wonderful human beings,” while adding a special shoutout to Whitney Peak, “cause she was cast first and has been keeping the secret all this time!”

The reboot will air on HBO’s new streaming platform HBO Max, which officially launches in May 2020. As of now, the new Gossip Girl itself does not have a premiere release date.