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HBO Max's 'Gossip Girl' Will Have An Unexpected Twist, Showrunner Joshua Safran Says

HBO Max's 'Gossip Girl' Will Have An Unexpected Twist, Showrunner Joshua Safran Says

Fans are getting a little taste of what the new Gossip Girl series will be like, thanks to showrunner Joshua Safran.

In the new issue of Cosmopolitan, he, along with the cast, opened up about the revival, including just when the show will premiere.

Click inside to get all the details on HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl”…

Joshua shared the cover feature on Twitter, and wrote, “Oh hi also: show drops in July.”

He also spoke about just which member of the cast could be the new Gossip Girl.

“We’re all Gossip Girl now,” he stated. “We are all purveyors of our own social media surveillance state.”

He also said that there is an unexpected twist coming to the show that fans haven’t picked up on yet.

“My hope is that we make it to airing and people don’t know,” he said. “I would love to see that conversation happen in the context of people having seen it as opposed to talking about something they haven’t seen.”

Scroll down to learn more about the cast’s characters!

While the character names were revealed at the start of this year, we now know some of the inner workings of this new friend group.

Whitney Peak takes a selfie in the car

Whitney Peak‘s Zoya has been confirmed to be similar to Penn Badgley‘s Dan Humphrey. She is “our relatable-ish tour guide through the rarefied world.”

Emily Alyn Lind wears a red lip while posing in front of a brown backdrop

Emily Alyn Lind‘s Audrey is a “posh student at Constance whose mother is, of course, an athleisure designer.” Okay, Blair Waldorf.

Evan Mock wears a baby blue puffy jacket while looking directly at the camera

Evan Mock plays Aki, who has been “dating Audrey for ages.”

Jordan Alexander wears hoop earrings at a panel for a tv show

Jordan Alexander‘s Julien is a teen influencer and is BFFs with Audrey.

Thomas Doherty wears a brown jacket at an event

Thomas Doherty plays Max, who is flirty and the life of the party, similar to Chuck Bass, just as fans expected. However, unlike Chuck, Max does make out (and then some) with boys…

“Yes, I do get naked, and yes, I do indulge,” Thomas told the mag!

Eli Brown shows a smirk while posing for photos on a red carpet

Eli Brown‘s Obie is a “rich do-gooder and German import.”

Savannah Smith and Zion Moreno both smile in close up photos

Zion Moreno‘s Luna and Savannah Smith‘s Monet “fill Greek-chorus type roles but are still fully fleshed-out characters with inner lives of their own.” Zion, who is trans in real life, would not comment on if her character Luna will also be trans.

Tavi Gevinson looks straight into the camera in front of a white background

Finally, Tavi Gevinson‘s character Kate is being kept so secret that we don’t know much of anything about her, nor did they reveal anything new. All we have to go on is the word “ambition.”

If you missed it, check out Whitney‘s recent interview about the show here!

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