The ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is changing the game. Unlike the original series, the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot revealed the face behind the revamped GG in the very first episode. Spoilers ahead!
A lot has changed in the 9 years since Gossip Girl went dark. The final episode of the original series revealed that Dan Humphrey was behind the blog that exposed the lives of the Upper East Siders. It’s been nearly a decade and the social landscape has changed — and the teachers are taking the power back. Specifically, Kate Keller.
As one of the teachers, who went to Constance during GG’s original run, says about the current students, “Now they can’t be controlled because we’ve ceased to matter. Who needs an education when you’re famous for putting on your makeup?” She explains Gossip Girl to new teacher Kate Keller and stresses that the blog kept the students accountable.
Tavi Gevinson’s Kate Keller is the new Gossip Girl leader. (HBO Max)
The site is still up after all these years, but the last post was 9 years ago. When the French teacher is fired for refusing to change one student’s grade, that’s when Kate and the teachers decide to take control. Wendy creates a Twitter account called “GossipGirl2.0.” Kate asks, “What is this?” Wendy replies, “Power.”
Later, Kate is provoked to fully bring Gossip Girl back by Monet, one of Julien Calloway’s minions. Kate and her cohorts assemble at her apartment to revive Gossip Girl. They decide on Instagram only, since that’s what the kids are doing these days.
“Gossip Girl would have been nothing without Blair versus Serena. Their rivalry launched her. We need our own,” Kate says as she plots with her fellow teachers. Wendy brings up the fact that Julien and new girl Zoya are sisters.