Actress Kristen Bell, who is known for narrating the online mystery blogger, Gossip Girl in the original 2007 hit television show that aired on the CW Network. It was recently announced that Bell is set to reprise her narration role for the new HBO series reboot.
Actress Kristen Bell is known for dozens of films and televisions shows including her recent works like The Good Place. She said in an interview for ET Canada (seen below), during the premiere of Frozen 2, which debuted in Los Angeles back on Thursday, November 7th, that being a part of the new show “was an easy yes.” One of Gossip Girl’s original showrunners, Joshua Safran, who is also working on the reboot said “Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl,” (TVLine).
Original Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran will all be participating in the reboot for the series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new iteration of the series will take place 8 years after the ending of the original show which ended back in 2012 and will evolve around new characters of the show, all of whom have yet to be announced. The series will focus on the ever-changing function that social media and an online presence has changed within the last several years and how that is to affect our new generation of characters. The producers of the show have reportedly sent word to the original series cast about the upcoming reboot and extended an invitation for them to make a special guest appearance.
A premiere date for the reboot has yet to be announced. The first season will premiere an overall 10-episode season arch and the series is set to debut on the HBO Max streaming service.
Until then, Gossip Girl is signing off.