Kristen Bell Will Narrate The ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot For HBO Max

Kristen Bell Will Narrate The ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot For HBO Max

November 8, 2019

Spotted: A very familiar Bell ringing on the Upper East Side. That’s right, the original voice of Gossip Girl is returning to her role as the authority on all of Manhattan’s juiciest drama. Kristen Bell will narrate the Gossip Girl reboot for HBO Max, just like she did for the original CW series.

While the original Gossip Girl ran on The CW from 2007 to 2012 and followed the scandalous lives of a group of New York City elite prep school students. Well, actually, the series followed the anonymous blogger Gossip Girl following the students, as Bell narrated their escapades. On Thursday, it was announced that Bell will reprise her role as the narrator for HBO Max’s reboot of Gossip Girl.

"Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of Gossip Girl," Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage said in a statement.

The HBO Max Gossip Girl reboot series was announced in July as an updated version set eight years after the original. The official logline for the new series reads:

No other original cast members have been announced as part of the reboot cast yet, but Schwartz previously said that he’s open to including them. During the 2019 TCA press tour, Schwartz said, "We’ve reached out to all of them to let them know it was happening, and we would love for them to be involved if they want to be involved. But [we] certainly didn’t want to make it contingent upon their [participation]. They played those characters for six years, and if they felt like they were good with that, we wanted to respect that. But obviously, it would be great to see them again.”

Schwartz also explained that the new Gossip Girl isn’t simply retelling the story of the original series. Instead, it’s "a continuation of that world."

There’s no word yet on when the 10 episodes of the Gossip Girl reboot will premiere, but HBO Max is set to launch in spring 2020.

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