“Gossip Girl” is back — and is giving viewers a deeper look into Manhattan’s new elite via the revival series’ official trailer.
Soundtracked by an impressive and all-too-perfect sync of Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids,” the footage proves that the new “Gossip Girl” cast still has plenty of drama to go around. The trailer features a classic tale: new girl moves to town and the popular group takes her in, only to realize that she may be more threatening than she seems. Then there’s the ever-present threat of Gossip Girl, which has been given a modern life in the form of an Instagram account. Clips of epic parties, fashion shows and secret kisses round out the two-minute trailer, guaranteeing intrigue from even the most die-hard fans of the original show.
Plot details have been kept under wraps for the revival, with this trailer giving the most insight into the show’s plot line thus far. Though character names are unknown, it appears that Jordan Alexander’s character is playing the group’s ringleader, with Eli Brown’s role as her boyfriend. Whitney Peak’s character portrays the new girl in town, who just might step on the wrong toes.
HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” stars Alexander, Brown, Peak, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno and Savannah Lee Smith. The revival promises to explore how social media, and the landscape of New York, have changed since the original series ended in 2012.
“Gossip Girl” is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. The series is written, executive produced and developed by Joshua Safran of Random Acts. Other executive producers include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, as well as Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer. Karena Evans directs two episodes and original costume designer Eric Daman rejoins the series.
Watch the trailer below. “Gossip Girl” premieres on HBO Max July 8.