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The Return Of The Upper East Siders

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Everything you need to know about Gossip Girl 2.0

How good nostalgia is for us is up for debate. Though, one thing is for certain: it’s more popular than ever. Over the course of the pandemic, pop cultural consensus has favoured old faithful classics, from Y2K style for the Depop generation to the Friends reunion. For millennials, the cornerstone of noughties television, Gossip Girl, is being rebooted this year for a new set of eyes.

For the uninitiated, first time around? Over the course of a six-season run, GG wowed audiences with a voyeuristic and hedonistic view into the lives of Manhattan’s elite. To mark the show’s 2021 remix, bringing a new batch of the Upper East Side’s most indulgent teens, here’s everything you need to know:

so, WHAT TO EXPECT?

The show’s plot is somewhat vague, but is set to be a revitalized version of the original plot (there will be 10, one-hour long episodes). According to screenwriter Joshua Safran, this is “a new look at this particular society in New York”, taking into account how life has changed over the years with the rise of social media and changing values.

The new cast is visibly more diverse than its original. The line-up of actors includes Jordan Alexander, Zion Moreno, Savannah Smith, Evan Mock, Tavi Gevinson (throwback to the Style Rookie!), and Thomas Doherty, amongst others. Character personalities include a queen bee, a committed couple, an influencer and her herd. And – icon status incoming – original cast member Kristen Bell – the voice of Gossip Girl herself – is back narrating the new show.