Kristen Bell is officially returning as narrator for the Gossip Girl reboot 2 years ago

Kristen Bell is officially returning as narrator for the Gossip Girl reboot

Xoxo, etc.

A few months back, it was confirmed that the Gossip Girl reboot was, indeed, happening.


No, Blake Lively would not be playing the lead, and no, Penn Badgley would not be hanging about being all adorable and goofy in his classic Dan Humphrey way.

The reboot is to be a reimagining of Gossip Girl for a new generation, one set eight years after the original website went dark, with a whole host of new rich, white American kids ambling about the place up to no good.

Sounds delightful.

And although there is a very small chance that some members of the original cast will indeed be showing up in the new series, there is one major person who seemingly is definitely making a come back.


Kristen Bell.


The Veronica Mars star and long-time Gossip Girl narrator will be returning for the upcoming series of the reboot, which is currently in production.


"Kristen Bell has always been and will always be the voice of 'Gossip Girl,'" said original series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and showrunner Joshua Safran.

They told TVLine that the narrator will be back and will be as salty as ever in the new series, which is set to debut on our screens (on HBO Max, nonetheless) some time later next year.

Pumped? You better be.

"Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl," reads the synopsis.


"The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years."

Chace Crawford, who played Nate Archibald, recently discussed the possibility of a Gossip Girl reboot - and why he would "have to" cameo if one did happen.

And both Leighton Meester and Blake Lively have previously said they would be up for reprising their roles as Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen respectively.

So you know, lots to look forward to.