‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Will Be More Diverse: ‘The Leads Are Nonwhite’

'Gossip Girl' Reboot Will Be More Diverse: 'The Leads Are Nonwhite'

The upcoming Gossip Girl reboot is set to more accurately reflect the diversity of New York City.

Writer and producer Joshua Safran just revealed that the cast of the new HBO Max show will include more representation.

“There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show. Even when I went to private school in New York in the ‘90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl. So, this time around the leads are nonwhite,” Joshua said during Vulture Festival.

He added that “there’s a lot of queer content on this show.”

“It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist,” Joshua teased.

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