Gossip Girl is getting a diversity makeover

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Gossip Girl is getting a diversity makeover

If you were a fan of Gossip Girl and have been lamenting the lack of elite Manhattan high-school drama in your life ever since, we have good news because a reboot of the original has been commissioned.

The 10-episode series is expected to debut next year on the forthcoming HBO Max streaming platform, and will see original series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage at the helm once again.

It hasn’t been confirmed if any of the original cast members will be joining them, but executive producer Joshua Safran has revealed that the new cast will be much more diverse. 

'Even when I went to private school in New York in the ’90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl. So, this time around the leads are non-white,' Safran told Buzzfeed.

'It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist,' he added.

And while – spoiler alert – the actual IRL Gossip Girl turned out to be Dan in the show’s last episode, Kristen Bell will be returning as the unseen narrator of Gossip Girl 2.0.

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