Gossip Girl reboot announces UK broadcaster

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Gossip Girl's reboot has found its UK home. Fans of the original mid-2000's show will be able to catch this highly anticipated new version on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK.

Unfortunately, the announcement did not come with a release date, with the BBC only stating it will be available to UK viewers "later this year".

Meanwhile, in the US, the show will start airing on HBO Max next week (July 8), so you might have to wait just a little while longer to share the excitement with your friends across the pond.

Photo credit: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images - Getty Images

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While you wait for the reboot to come out through, iPlayer is there to quench your thirst as it will also release the full box set of the original show, to remind you of the good old days when teen shows didn't make you feel old yet.

According to the official show description, the new Gossip Girl will "introduce a fresh crop of gorgeous Manhattan private-schoolers to Gossip Girl's all-seeing eye."

The show will also delve into "just how much social media – and the landscape of New York itself – has changed" since the original blogger's website went dark almost a decade ago in 2012.

The reboot received a whole new cast – helmed by Emily Alyn Lind as Audry – but one meaningful return is Kristen Bell, who is set to reprise her role as the narrator and the voice of the Gossip Girl blog, or TikTok or whatever the kids use nowadays.

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

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Other names attached to the project are Thomas Doherty (Legacies), Tavi Gevinson (Scream Queens), Adam Chanler-Berat (It Could Be Worse), Zion Moreno (Claws), Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and Broadway vet Jason Gotay.

From the looks of the first trailer, there seems to be some major drama on its way for this new group of teenage socialites. Hopefully, Gossip Girl won't wreak too much havoc in their precious lives. XOXO

Gossip Girl is set to release on HBO Max on July 8 in the US and on BBC One and iPlayer later in the year for UK viewers.

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