THE hit teen drama Gossip Girl took TV by storm when it first appeared on air in the 2000's and built one of the most dedicated fanbases of the genre.
As excited fans gear up for the long awaited reboot, here's everything you need to know about the original series to refresh your memory of the iconic 2000's drama.
How many seasons does the original series have?
Gossip Girl ran from 2007 to 2012 for a total of six seasons and 121 episodes.
The original series starred Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen, Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf, Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey, Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald, and Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass.
Other favorite characters included Jenny Humphrey, played by Taylor Momsen, and Vanessa Abrams, played by Jessica Szohr.
What was Gossip Girl based on?
Gossip Girl was originally based on the novel of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar.
The first novel was published in April of 2002, and the series ended at number 14, published in 2011.
The books were instant hits, and instantly ascended to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
What was the plot of the original series?
The original series introduced viewers to the glamorous and drama-filled lives of wealthy high schoolers living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The series opens as Serena van der Woodsen, the "it girl" of the elite Constance Billard School for Girls, returns after a mysterious stint away from home.
Throughout it all, the teens' lives are followed carefully by a mysterious social media poster who signs every message with "XOXO Gossip Girl."
Over the course of six seasons, the show dives into the drama-filled inner lives of the teens, their relationships, and family.
How did Gossip Girl influence 2000's style?
Gossip Girl's influence on fashion cannot be overstated, and many of the pieces worn by the cast defined the 00's iconic look.
Blake Lively was appeared on the show with her signature accessory of fabric headbands to tie back her long blonde hair.
Meanwhile, Leighton Meester often appeared dressed in preppy outfits, such as well tailored wool coats and berets.
Who is returning for the Gossip Girl reboot?
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Co-creator of the new series Josh Schwartz said in 2019 that the new series wouldn't focus on the old cast - so it's unlikely they'll feature.
The exception is Kristen Bell, the voice of Gossip Girl, who will be returning to the show, to fans' delight.
The streaming platform HBO Max will air the show next month.
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