The show Gossip Girl’s reboot on HBO Max shows a new class of NYC preppies and Kristen Bell is here to shake things up again.

You can’t even guess who’s back in town! Kristen Bell is returning as the elusive, sharp-tongued voice of New York City’s Upper East Side social scene in the first teaser trailer of Gossip Girl‘s reboot by HBO Max.

“You’ve gotten so comfortable — thinking you’re in control of your image, your actions, the narrative — that you forgot one thing: I can see you,” she says in that classic, mischievous tone. “And before I’m through, I’ll make sure you see you, too.” Back with her signature calling card, Bell’s Gossip Girl finishes with the all-too-familiar “XOXO.”

The world of Gossip Girl, a popular hit teen drama of the mid-2000s with stars like Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, and Chace Crawford is being revived with a newer version and a fresh batch of students. The titular blogger, who loved to air out everyone’s dirty laundry online, has been dormant for nine years. But now, the Gossip Girl website is up and running to shake things up for a new generation of elite NYC private school teens. Over a period of nine years, the landscape of social media and the city has changed pretty much. It would be interesting to watch these new students deal with brand new drama in their lives. (Spoiler Alert!) Penn Badgley‘s lovable Dan Humphrey ended up being the person behind the Gossip Girl facade. But who’s taking over the name in the reboot? Only time will tell.

In addition to the teaser trailer, HBO Max also released a slew of posters graffitied with Gossip Girl’s “XOXO” to introduce the new cast. The new show stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak, and Savannah Lee Smith.

Doesn’t the reboot version of Gossip Girl look quite similar to the Spanish teen drama, Elite? What do you think? Tell us in the comments below. All the new drama begins when Gossip Girl premieres this July 8 on HBO Max. And we can’t wait for this one!

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