Here's a First Look at the 'Gossip Girl' Reboot

Genevieve Scott

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Spotted! After much anticipation, an inside look at the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot has finally arrived. And while lonely boy might no longer be in the picture, you can bet there will still be lots of drama to go around. Here's what we know so far...

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For starters, attention Upper East Siders: Kristen Bell is back and better than ever. And while it's been years since The Good Place star served as our one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite, don't get it twisted: She hasn't gone anywhere. In fact, Kristen is here to stay...

"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 warned. "And before I'm through, I'll make sure you see you, too." Yep, it appears nobody at Constance is safe. But we should warn ya: Gossip Girl will actually be doing things differently this time around.

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"Gossip Girl has gone from blogger to something more like an all-encompassing social media platform,"  journalist Brian Moylan revealed. But while our latest dose of tea might come in the form of a Boomerang or Instagram selfie, there's still lots we have yet to learn. In fact, prepare for plenty of twists and turns along the way.

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As Brian Moylan teased, there's actually a top-secret twist headed to our screens: "The 'twist' that apparently exists... is so super top secret that showrunner Josh Safran can't even whisper it to me in confidence," he confessed. Might Dan Humphrey be headed back to the Big Apple? We guess we'll have to wait and find out.

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What we do know, though, is those Met steps will be dominated by many new faces. From Julien Calloway (played by Jordan Alexander) and Audrey Hope (Emily Alyn Lind) to Zoya Lott (Whitney Peak), we'll be introduced to an entirely new generation of Manhattan's elite.

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As for the Gossip Girl reboot's release date? Lucky for you, that's one secret we're finally able to tell: July 8, exclusively on HBO Max. Until then? Be sure to stay tuned for all the latest updates.

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