The Cast of The Gossip Girl Reboot Has People's Knickers In A Twist

Where are the headbands???

Nearly a decade after the iconic '00s show wrapped, the reboot series by HBO Max (but set to stream locally on Binge) was spotted in production on the steps of NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Last year, screenwriter Joshua Safran, who worked as an executive producer on the first five seasons of the show,

"I was the only gay writer I think the entire time I was there. Even when I went to private school in New York in the '90s, the school didn't necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl," Safran said.

He continued: "So this time around the leads are non-white. There's a lot of queer content on this show. 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." Oooh, we love a good twist.

Naturally, the first pics of the reboot sparked some mixed feelings from the OG show's dedicated fans. While some said they were excited for the reboot, most seemed to have little faith the reboot would be as good as the original.

"Stop trying to do remakes of everything! We do not need another Gossip Girl! I love the original!! Geez," one fan wrote. "Chanel vs Walmart," another added alongside a side-by-side of Meester as Blair Waldorf and the new cast.

Others were keen to get stuck into the new series. "You guys can hate all you want… as for me, I will be watching," wrote one commenter. "At 30 years [old] I probably shouldn't be this excited for a reboot," said another.

While this person was simply taken aback by the attractiveness of the new cast.

Still another select group called out the cast's, er, questionable fashion choices.

We'll let you come to your own conclusion. XOXO.

Written by Sangeeta Kocharekar, an American-born, Sydney-based writer at MTV. Photos from her pre-COVID-19 days as a travel writer are here.

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