HBO will reboot Gossip Girl and here is everything you need to know about it .
Cast of Gossip Girl. / Photo: Archive
LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez
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That's right, the successful dosossile Gossip Girl will return to the small screen. This is a reboot that prepares HBO with a new generation of rich New York teenagers. This time with updates sucha as Instagram, influencers, social media addiction, etc.
Social media will be the protagonist
Although it is not yet known how the plot of this new version of Gossip Girl will be, there is already an official synthesis of what the series will deal with: "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. The prestige series will address just how much social media—and the landscape of New York itself—has changed in the intervening years".
This indicates that the creators of the new series are worried about showing the impact of social networks on the youth of New York. The first version of Gossip Girl was at a time, early 2000, when the internet was just being a tool for gossip and bullying and where blogs were all the rage. Now things have changed a lot and that will be what the new version of the series explores. We are now much more focused on social networks and in addition to letters, we now have images and photographs (Instagram and other apps to share instant photos). There are now many more tools for gossip and mystery.
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The main characters also study at the Constance Billard school, which was the school where the first generation studied. The story will take place around 13 years after the first version, so there will surely be some connections with the past and with the first generation of teenagers.
When can we see it?
The series will feature a season of ten chapters of one hour each. HBO has not yet announced an exact release date of Gossip Girl, but Hollywood Reporter said that by May 2020 HBO Max will release up to 10,000 hours of new content and some suspect and hope that between that content is the new version of the classic series of rich teens who gossip and wear their expensive outfits in the New York landscape.